The Icelandic Meteorological Office wants to emphasize the extremely bad weather which is expected tomorrow Friday 24th of February. Windspeed is expected to be 20 - 28 m/s (45 - 62 miles/hour) in the south and western part after noon tomorrow with strong gusts up to 40 m/s (90 miles/hour).
Mass balance measurements carried out by the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland and the Icelandic Meteorological Office have shown that glaciers in Iceland have retreated and thinned steadily since 1995. The volume of the glaciers has been reduced by approximately 10 km³ per year on average. The mass loss of the glaciers causes perturbations in the Earth's gravity field near Iceland that are detected by sensitive instruments on board of German/American GRACE satellites.Read more
The year 2016 was very warm in Iceland. It was the warmest year on record in all stations in North-West part of Iceland and one of the warmest in other parts of the country. During the first two months of the year temperature were close to long-term means, but the last three months of the year were particularly warm. Wind speed was slightly lower than average. During late winter to mid-summer conditions were rather dry, but the autumn was very wet, especially in the southern part of IcelandRead more