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Violent storm expected in the South


A strong gale warning (average windspeed above 20 m/s) is effect in Iceland on Friday afternoon, and a violent storm (average wind speed, above 28 m/s) is expected in the southern most part as well as in the southeast.

Further information

Weather today is relatively calm but tomorrow, Friday, there will be a change to the worse as a deep low pressure system (~940 mb) approaches Iceland from the south.

A violent storm (average windspeed above 28 m/s) is expected by the south coast. Windgusts by Öræfajökul glacier, as well as by Eyjafjallajökull glacier and Mýrdalsjökul glacier can exceed 50 m/s. Precipitation will be snow at first, then sleed with ice or wet snow on the roads.

Travelling conditions in the south and southeast are extremely poor tomorrow.

The weather will be worst in the south but by tomorrow evening winds will increase in other parts of the country and a northeast gale or strong gale (15-23 m/s) is expected along with blowing snow and later snow when the front moves to the north.

On Saturday a strong gale with snow and decreased visibility is expected in the northern part, while the southern part can expect less precipitation but some isolated snow showers and blowing snow. The Eastfjords may have calm winds for a while on Saturday, but by Saturday evening a northeast gale and snow is forecast. On Sunday, winds will be moderate and precipitation and clouds will clear. The temperature however, will decrease.

Forecasters on duty:
Teitur Arason
Elín Björk Jónasdóttir

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