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Glossary

Veðurstofa Íslands 24.2.2008

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A Á B C D E É F G H I Í J K L M N O Ó P Q R S T U Ú V W X Y Ý Z Þ Æ Ö

A

  • A: Icelandic abbreviation of East (compass direction, easterly, eastern).
  • ANA: Icelandic abbreviation of Eastnorthesast (compass direction).
  • ASA: Icelandic abbreviation of Eastsoutheast (compass direction).

Á

B

C

  • °C: Celcius temperature scale (Centigrade).
  • Coastal stations: Stations at exposed coastal locations, vital information for fishing vessels and boating.

D

E

É

  • Él: Snowshowers.

F

  • fim: fimmtudagur = Thursday
  • Flugveðurspá: Veðurspá fyrir flugumferð á íslenska flugumsjónarsvæðinu.
  • fös: föstudagur = Friday

G

H

  • hPa: - Hectopascal, 1 hPa = 1 mb.

 

I

Í

J

K

  • klst: klukkustund = hour, hours
  • km: - Kilometre - 1000 metres.

 

L

  • lau: laugardagur = Saturday

M

  • M - m: metre
  • m/s: Metres per second, wind speed
  • mán: mánudagur = Monday
  • mið: miðvikudagur = Wednesday
  • mín. minutes.
  • mm: - Millimetres. Precipiation is measured in mm.

N

  • N: Icelandic abbreviation of North (compass direction, northerly, northern).
  • NA: Icelandic abbreviation of Northeast (compass direction).
  • NNA: Icelandic abbreviation of Northnortheast.
  • NNV: Icelandic abbreviation of Northnorthwest.
  • NV: Icelandic abbreviation of Northwest (compass direction).

O

Ó

P

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Q

R

  • Road stations: Stations at exposed locations on highways and mountain passes, vital information on wind, temperature for car drivers and other travelers.

S

  • S: Icelandic abbreviation of South (compass direction, southerly, southern).
  • SA: Icelandic abbreviation of Southeast (compass direction).
  • Sek.: second (time).
  • Sjóveðurspá: Marine weather forecast for the fishing banks arround Iceland and shipping routes in the area.
  • Skýjahula: Cloud cover (in oktas).
  • Spábreytur: Forecasts variables (predictand).
  • SSA:  Icelandic abbreviation for Southsoutheast (compass direction).
  • SSV: Icelandic abbreviation for Southsouthwest (compass direction).
  • Staðaspá - staðaspár: Local weather forecast. 
  • sun: sunnudagur = Sunday
  • SV: Icelandic abbreviation of Southwest (compass direction).

T

  • Textaspár: Text forecast.
  • Travel locations: Popular tourist destinations.

U

  • Uppsöfnuð úrkoma: Cumulative precipitation.

Ú

V

  • V:  Icelandic abbreviation of West (compass direction, southerly, southern).
  • Veðurhorfur: Weather outlook.
  • Veðursjá:  Weather RADAR
  • Veðurþáttaspá 9 km: Deterministic weather forecast (grid point interval (resolution) 9 km).
  • Veðurþáttaspá 3 km: Deterministic weather forecast (grid point interval (resolution) 3 km).
  • Veðurþáttur - veðurþættir: Weather element, elements (precipitation, wind, temperature, etc.)
  • VNV: Icelandic abbreviation of Westnorthwest (compass direction).
  • VSV: Icelandic abbreviation of Westsouthwest (compass direction).

W

X

Y

  • Yfirlitsstöðvar: Weather stations, typical for larger areas. 

Ý

 

Z

Þ

  • þri: þriðjudagur = Tuesday

Æ

Ö

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