Updated: 12/12/2018 3:04:12 AM
A storm came back in Reykjavik in the early hours this morning. Drivers are asked to be careful as gusts of wind are strong and rain is heavy. A yellow warning has been issued by the Iceland Met Office for Faxafloi, Breiðafjorður and the eastern part of North Iceland. Up to 45 m/s are expected beneath mount Hafnarfjall. Tonight the weather should subside. The temperature is unusually warm for December, going up to 10 C today. Rain is expected for the next few days.
Updated: 12/6/2018 3:25:37 AM
A yellow weather warning has been issued by the Iceland Met Office for many parts of Iceland today and there will be disruption to communications in some areas. The route no.1 beneath the Eyjafjöll mountains has been closed due to the storm. This entails the road from Hvolsvöllur to Vík and from Skeiðarársandur to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon.
The strongest winds will be on the South and South East coast accompanied by rain or sleet. Tonight the weather will subside on the south coast but winds continue in North Iceland tomorrow. Anyone travelling around Iceland is urged to check road conditions and weather forecasts carefully.
Published Wednesday, December 5, 2018
Extremely cold temperatures took over parts of Iceland and brought with itself huge amounts of snow.
Snowfall was registered in many parts of the country, including capital Reykjavik, today, slowing down traffic and forcing authorities to send out snow plows to clear out roads.
Akureyri, the largest town in North Iceland, received 105 cm) of snow in 24 hours to early morning December 3 and more snow is on the way.
Temperatures on December 3 dropped down to -19.4 °C in Eyjafjörður in North Iceland.
The coldest temperature in the country on December 4 was -22.6 °C registered in Möðrudalur, a farm settlement in Norður-Múlasýsla in Eastern Iceland, and the highest inhabited place in the country, at 469 m above sea level.
Snowshowers are expected on December 5 in southeastern Iceland and on the SW coast. Mainly dry weather is expected elsewhere, except for snow in the Eastfjords in the afternoon. Decreasing frost is expected in the southern parts of the country, but northern regions will remain very cold.
Iceland extreme cold Facts
Affected Area: 1 km.
Alert Level: Green