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Severe Gale Warning

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Photo: Páll Stefánsson.

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a severe gale warning (winds in excess of 20 m/sec) for today in many parts of the country, and heavy rain in the south. Temperatures will range from 5 to 10˚ C (41-50˚F). Very strong wind gusts can be expected by mountains in the south and west until noon, up to 35 or 40 m/sec by Eyjafjöll mountains, in Kjalarnes, by Hafnarfjall mountain and in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula.

This morning, parents in the capital area were warned not to send their children under the age of 12 unaccompanied to school, especially those who live in the suburbs where elevation is higher, or those who had to cross large, open areas to get to school.

The road by Hafnarfjall mountain, West Iceland, was closed this morning, RÚV reports, because of a violent storm in the area, where winds have exceeded 28 m/sec.

The Icelandic Road Administration reports that the storm is severe on the road to Keflavík International Airport (Reykjanesbraut), as well as on the road to Grindavík, Southwest Iceland, Sandskeið, Kjalarnes, in Hvalfjörður fjord, by Hafnarfjall and by Eyjafjöll mountains. There are winter road conditions in the West Fjords.

You can follow the weather on en.vedur.is and road conditions on road.is.

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