Low level flight conditions over Iceland


                 Low level flight conditions over Iceland

                 22.09.2020

OUTLOOK 1200 - 1700 GMT.

Winds/temperature at significant levels:
FL050: 230/15-25KT in the south, 080/20-30KT over the Westfjords, but VRB10KT elsewhere, -05
FL100: 230/15-25KT along the SE coast, 09020KT over the Westfjords, but VRB10KT elsewhere, -16
FL180: 230/20-40KT in the SE and E. VRB10KT elsewhere, -34

Overview of weather systems:
On Faxaflói bay there is a 992 mb low driftin SSE. 300 km W of Scotland an increasing 993 mb low is moving NE.

Near surface winds:
Light S-erly or variable winds but but SW 15-20KT by the S-coast. NE and E 30-40 KT over the Westfjords and along the NW-coast.

Cloud heights/visibility/weather:
SCT/BKN CB at 2000-3000 FT and showers of rain or sleet in the western part. BKN/OVC at 1500-3000 FT deteriorating visibility with snow or sleet in the northwest before noon.

Partly cloudy and good visibility in the southeast and east. Tops above 18,000 FT, layered.

Visual flight conditions in Iceland:
Marginal in the west and becoming impassable in the northwest and north. Fair in the southeast and east.

Freezing level:
From SFC in the highlands to 1500 FT along the coastline.

Atmospheric or cloud icing:
LGT OCCNL MOD in CB clouds above 2000 FT.

Turbulence:
LGT OCCNL MOD in CB clouds, but becoing MOD in mountainous regions in the northwest.

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