Gale to storm winds Friday and Saturday

Travellers advised to monitor road and weather conditions


The Icelandic Meteorological Office warns that  there are now gale to storm winds (18-25 m/s) in the West fjords and along the north coast.

These winds will have moved inland and also over the southwest part in the afternoon (Friday) and the southeast in the evening (Friday) with windgusts over 40 m/s on the leeside of mountains and the glaciers. In the northern half of the country there will be sleet and later snow, with considerable precipitation in places.

Some snowshowers in the southern half. Temperatures dropping below zero.

Travellers are advised to closely monitor road conditions, weather conditions and advisories, see text forecasts and windforecats.

Decreasing winds and precipitation late Friday night, first in the West fjords but not until late Saturday in the east.

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