Gale force wind in Westfjords
Very high winds forecasted there this afternoon
Very high northeasterly winds (25-35 m/s) are forecasted in the northern Westfjords this Tuesday afternoon, 9 December. At Hornstrandir and by Ísafjarðardjúp, including habited areas, the weather will worsen considerably between 2 – 3 PM with these high winds and snow.
This evening and tonight, northeasterly winds 20-28 m/s are forecasted with snow and hail in all the Westfjords. Tomorrow morning, 10 December, winds will calm down.
North of Iceland there is a fast deepening low which will reach 945 hPa at the mouth of Húnaflói bay this afternoon. West of this low, the winds reach gale force. Yesterday‘s forecasts did not expect this streak of wind to reach the shores of the Westfjords, but newer forecasts made at 06 UTC today, Tuesday, do indicate this strongly.
Meteorologists on duty:
Birta Líf Kristinsdóttir
Elín Björk Jónasdóttir
Warning against high tide
High seas are expected off the shores of the Westfjords on Tuesday evening (9 Dec.) and Wednesday morning (10 Dec.), see news yesterday.
Because of the tide, a warning is issued; waves and surf on the relevant coasts might become unsually strong. Waves over 12 m from the north and northeast are forecasted.