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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

NE-erly wind 10-18 m/s, strongest in the NW part and near the SE-coast. Intermittent rain or sleet, but mostly dry in the SW part.

Becoming northeasterly 13-23 m/s by morning, strongest wind in the Westfjords, but moderating in East-Iceland in the afternoon. Widely rain or sleet, especially in the north. Temperatures 2 to 10 deg. C during the day, warmest in Southeast-Iceland.

Forecast made 26.09.2021 00:47

Forecaster's remarks

Northerly gale or severe gale is expected in the NW part today (Sunday), with sleet or snow on mountain roads. People are advised to show caution and monitor weather and forecasts.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 26.09.2021 00:47

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Updated 03.05 12:15

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