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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

W-ly or variable wind, widely 3-10 m/s. Partly cloudy or fair and frost widely 3 to 12 deg. C, coldest inland in the N- and E-part. Becoming S 5-13 m/s in the evening with light snowshowers in W-Iceland.

S and SW 10-18 m/s tomorrow, but slower wind in the S. Intermittent rain, mainly in the W-part, but mostly dry in NE- and E-Iceland. Becoming warmer, temperature 4 to 12 deg. C in the afternoon. Increasing wind in the N-parts tomorrow evening.

Forecast made 19.01.2022 10:13

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