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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Southestely or variable winds, 3-8 m/s, but more northerly by afternoon. Intermittent rain in the east parts, but afternoon showers in the west.
Northerly winds, 3-8 m/s and patchy rain tomorrow, partly cloudy in the south and the odd shower.
Temperatures 7 til 17 degrees C, coolest in the Eastfjords.

Forecast made 25.07.2024 04:57

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Magma accumulation under the Svartsengi region continues at a steady rate - 23.7.2024

Updated 23 July at 18:00 UTC

Ground deformation continues, and magma accumulation under Svartsengi has persisted at a steady rate in recent weeks. Based on the volume loss observed during diking on 29 May, and continued subsidence during the first week of the May-June eruption, it is estimated that a volume between 13 to 19 million cubic meters needs to be recharged before the next event is triggered. According to model calculations, the total recharge volume is likely to approach 16 million cubic meters in the coming days. There is some uncertainty in these calculations, but a new magma intrusion and an eruption is considered highly probable within the next two to three weeks, provided the magma inflow rate to the Svartsengi reservoir remains stable.

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One month since the start of the eruption at the Sundhnúkur crater row - 16.4.2024

Today marks one month since the beginning of the eruption that is ongoing at the Sundhnúkur crater row. The eruption, which began on the evening of March 16, is the fourth in a series of eruptions that started when magma began accumulating beneath Svartsengi in late October 2023.

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Seismic swarm in the northwest past of the caldera in Askja yesterday - 26.3.2024

Yesterday (25 March) a seismic swarm occurred in the NW part of the Askja caldera. About 30 earthquakes were detected between 08.00UTC and midday. The largest earthquake detected had a magnitude M3,5 at a depth of about 5 km. Three earthquakes with magnitudes between M2 and M2,5 were also detected, the rest of the activity was characterized by smaller events. Overall, the seismic activity in the Askja has been quite stable between months and unchanged until yesterday. Looking back, we can see that earthquakes with magnitude above M3 were detected in January 2022 and October 2021.

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The weather in Iceland in 2023 - 26.2.2024

The weather in 2023 was mostly favorable. It was calm, dry, relatively little snow and stormy days were quite uncommon. However, the year was cooler compared to the most recent years. The average nationwide temperature was 0.1°C colder than the average temperature between 1991 and 2020, and 0.4°C colder than the average temperature of the last ten years. It was relatively coldest in the North, while the Southwest and Southern coast were relatively warmer. The weather was particularly cold in the beginning of the year and again in March. June, on the other hand was exceptionally warm in the North and East. It was the warmest June on record in many places in those regions. The year was relatively dry, with precipitation below average across most of the country. There were several dry periods during the year, such as in March and July, but there were also periods of heavy rain in between. May and June were particularly wet and gloomy in the southern and western regions.

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New understanding of ultra-rapid formation of magma filled cracks in the Earth - 8.2.2024

On 10 November 2023 the town of Grindavík in Iceland was evacuated as massive amounts of magma suddenly flowed into a magma filled crack that propagated underneath the town. Magma was emplaced in a 'vertical sheet' type intrusion in the Earth's crust. An international team of scientists explains the formation of the intrusion, and conditions for ultra-rapid flow into cracks, in a new publication in the prestigious scientific journal Science.

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Conclusion of Grímsvötn Glacial Outburst Flood - 23.1.2024

Updated 23 January at 9:00 UTC

Since the glacial flood reached its peak in the river Gígjukvísl approximately a week ago, the water level has been decreasing and is now comparable to what it was before the flood. The seismic tremor measured on the seismometer at Grímsfjall has also declined, with seismic noise now back to normal levels. Since last week Monday, 21 earthquakes have been recorded in Grímsvötn, including two earthquakes exceeding magnitude two.

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The weather app improved

Weather forecasts and the current weather condition can be checked through an improved weather app provided by IMO.

Forecasts are now provided for each hour and the meteograms are available again.

Location is detected if GPS on; alerts issued by the Met Office appear automatically during the day and a personal weather watch can be arranged.

An interactive weather map shows weather observations at any station in the country.

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