Advisory due to hazardous weather for the next few days
IMO has issued forecasts for hazardous weather for the next few days. Today, Tuesday, north winds are increasing and wind velocities are expected to be 13-20 m/s in the afternoon. Snowfall will follow, and visibility will be diminished.
A storm, wind velocitiy greater than 20 m/s, is expected in the northwestern part tomorrow, and in most of the country tomorrow evening. Forecast models suggest this weather will continue through the week and the weekend, with winds decreasing on Sunday. Precipitation in the north will be persistent, and in the form of snow.
In the south, strong north winds are expected with severe wind gusts by mountains, but little or no precipitation is expected. Temperature will be in the range of 0 til -6 °C.
Road conditions will be poor in the north during this time and travellers are advised to not travel until the weather has decreased.
With the persistent northerly winds, wave heights by the north shore will increase, and are forecasted to be up to 12 meters north and east of the country. This could cause problems for boat owners and others in close proximity to the ocean.
People are encouraged to secure boats and to note that icing can accumulate on boats very fast in these conditions.
IMO also encourages farmers and others with animals to see to their security.