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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

South 8-15 m/s and light rain or drizzle, but considerable rain in West-Iceland. Widely fair in the northeast.

South 8-13 m/s in the west tomorrow and patches of rain or drizzle, but slower wind and mostly fair in the east parts.

Temperature 11 to 23 deg. C, warmest in East-Iceland.

Forecast made 13.07.2024 04:28

Forecaster's remarks

Heavy rain in West-Iceland until late evening with increased risk of mud and rock slides.

Travelling and camping can be hazardous and people are advised to plan accordingly, see weather warnings.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 13.07.2024 04:28

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