High levels of pollution were measured in Reykjavík today. The reading from the measurement station at Grensásvegur at 1 pm today recorded particle pollution at 90 micrograms per cubic meter.
The pollution is thought to originate from ash from the Grímsvötn volcanic eruption in 2011, which has been carried with the snow to the capital region in recent days.
Light breezes and low temperatures have contributed to the pollution build-up in the city, according to a press release from Reykjavík City Council.
The reading falls into the ‘moderate’ category, 50-100 µg/m3, while the health protection limit is set at under 50 µg/m3.
Pollution levels are also expected to be high tomorrow.