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An example of wind forecast for Saturday.

Warning due to gale winds and heavy precipitation


Saturday afternoon and evening, 21st July, strong southeast- and easterly winds are expected in the southern and western parts of Iceland with heavy rain.

Mean wind speed will be 13 to 20 m/s and occasional gusts around 30 m/s or more.

The strongest wind is expected at the southwest coast and in the western part of the highlands. There, mean wind speed might be 18 to 23 m/s and gusts up to 40 m/s.

Travellers are warned that tents and light trailers can become loose in these conditions. Travellers near the coast are also advised to be aware of high tide on Saturday evening.

After midnight, winds should decrease rapidly.

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