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Weather Warning for East Iceland

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Weather Warning for East Iceland

Rainy day in Reykjavík

Photo: Geir Ólafsson.

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a warning for East Iceland through this evening. Expect strong winds, exceeding 20 meters per second, and heavy rain or sleet in the East Fjords and East Iceland today.

Travel with caution and beware of wind gusts which could exceed 35 meters per second

On this day in 1898, a severe storm hit the southwest part of the country, causing ocean waves to flood streets in downtown Reykjavík. There was extensive damage to houses and boats, the wind blew sheds away, and docks and ships were damaged.

For an updated forecast, please visit vedur.is.

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