The flood waters are expected to reach the edge of Vatnajökull late on Friday, August 3, with the peak of the flood possible during the early hours of Sunday, August 5.
A temporary bridge over Steinavötn river has been opened to pedestrian traffic following damage to the original bridge by flooding.
One hundred and twenty people were transported out of Southeast Iceland via helicopter yesterday by Search and Rescue teams following extensive flooding.
Lagarfljót river, the river flowing through Egilsstaðir, the largest town in Eastern Iceland has begun to flood.
South-East and Eastern Iceland have faced torrential rain, with severe damage to the main road, as well as bridges. The country‘s main road has been severed at Hólmsá, and around forty sheep are believed to have drowned.
The flow in Skaftá River rapidly increases and now measures almost 800 cubic meters per second at Sveinstindur.
A stage of uncertainty has been declared by the National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police because of the glacial outburst flood in Skaftá river, South Iceland.