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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Variable wind or sea breeze, 3-8 m/s and generally fair, but patches of fog in places by the coast over night. Becoming overcast in the westernmost part tomorrow. Temperatures 11 to 21 deg. C, mildest in the south, but cooler in the fog.
Forecast made 29.05.2022 10:02

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More than 3000 earthquakes have been automatically detected nearby Eldvörp in the Reykjanes/Svartsengi volcanic system in the past week. Since yesterday (15.05), nine earthquakes had magnitude above M3 and two above M4. The largest event had a magnitude of M4.3 occurred on 15.05 at 17:38 UTC. The seismicity is located at a depth between 4 and 6 km.

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The weather in Iceland in 2021 - 4.3.2022

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Update on the earthquake swarm in Geldingadalir - 26.12.2021

Please view this page for the latest information on seismic activity.

Update on 29.12. at 11:53

Since midnight around 90 earthquakes have been detected. Yesterday there were around 1300 earthquakes detected in the Reykjanes peninsula as a whole. This is a lot less than the day before when around 2300 earthquakes were detected.

The scientific Advisory board for the civil protection services met on the 27th of December to go over the situation near Fagradalsfjall. GPS instruments and satellite interferograms show that the magmatic intrusion is limited to a dike intrusion by Fagradalsfjall, similarly as in February and March 2021 before the eruption onset on the 19th of March.

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Update 8.12. at 12:30

The Icelandic Meteorological Office elevated the aviation color code from yellow to orange on the 6th of December for Grímsvötn volcano when the seismic actvity increased above normal level in the aftermath of the glacial outburst (which peaked on 05.12). On that day a M3,6 earthquake occurred at 6:16 UTC and 15 more earthquakes occured within the day. However, yesterday (07.12) very few earthquakes were identified in the area and the geophysical parameters all showed normal values. Based on these current observations, IMO moved the aviation color code from orange back to yellow as there were no clear indications for an imminent eruption.

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Update on Fagradalsfjall - 18.11.2021

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Through links in this article, climatological information is available, i.e. monthly- and annual values of various weather components in Iceland since 1961. Averages provided are either monthly or annual averages. Temperature is given in degrees celsius, air pressure in hPa, humidity in percentages, precipitation in millimeters and windspeed in m/s.

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