Ironically, the first boat that came loose in Reykjavík Harbor last night was Stormur (Storm).
There are no reports of severe injuries to people as a result of yesterday’s storm, but property damage is significant.
The Oslo Christmas tree on Austurvöllur square in downtown Reykjavík has been taken to shelter due to the imminent storm.
Bus services in Reykjavík after 5 pm have been canceled due to the extreme weather warning this evening. The Department of Civic Protection has strongly advised that people across the country stay indoors after 5 pm today.
The Met Office keeps telling us we’re about to be affected by the worst weather in Reykjavík in 25 years. Since you may be wondering how bad it was 25 years ago, we’ll give you an idea.
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police has declared a state of uncertainty due to the extreme weather warning.
Due to the extreme weather forecast for today, Ring Road 1 from Markarfljót river to Breiðamerkurlón glacial lagoon in South Iceland, will be closed at noon.
An extreme weather warning with hurricane force winds has been issued for Iceland for Monday. Police have strongly urged people against traveling tomorrow with the weather described as very dangerous.
Our photographer Páll Stefánsson sent us this photo of where Ring Road 1 has been closed in South Iceland, due to the violent storm affecting the area.
Because of the imminent violent storm forecast for South Iceland, Ring Road 1 will be closed at 2 pm between Markarfljót river and Breiðamerkurlón glacial lagoon.
When residents of Southwest Iceland woke up this morning, the area was covered with 21 cm (8.3 in) of snow.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (in excess of 20 meters per second) for the south coast this afternoon and for the East Fjords tomorrow.
According to the Icelandic Met Office, there’s a chance of sleet or snow showers in the south and southwest later today, as winds pick up.
It’s time to get out your winter jacket, gloves and mittens, for the outlook for Sunday night is super cold by Icelandic standards.