Today will be cold with a slow wind across Iceland with -5 to -10°C (23-50°F) in inhabited areas and up to -20°C (-4°F) in the highlands, as in the past few days. The roads across Breiðdalsheiði and Öxi in East Iceland are currently impassable.
A severe gale warning is in effect for North and East Iceland, as well as for the area south of Vatnajökull glacier.
One bus rolled over on Ring Road one, by Pétursey (west of Vík í Mýrdal) in South Iceland just before noon, and three other buses skidded off the road in that area.
The Icelandic Road Administration has closed the Ring Road between Lómagnúpur, south of Vatnajökull glacier, in the west to Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon in the east.
ICE-SAR has issued a travel warning for today, due to the weather forecast, which calls for heavy snow and blizzard conditions on mountain roads in East Iceland shortly after noon and later during the day in Northeast Iceland.
Skiers in the capital area can likely rejoice next week, because there are plans to finally open the Bláfjöll Ski Resort on Monday.
‘Stop standing in front of East Iceland, dear meteorologists,’ is the name of a new Facebook page with 136 members.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) in the highlands today, in most parts of the country tonight and again tomorrow night.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) today, covering the region from Holtavörðuheiði mountain pass in Northwest Iceland to the Húsavík area in the northeast.
The unseasonably warm weather in Iceland this winter has caused more elation among golfers than skiers.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a severe gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) by noon along the southeast coast and in the highlands.
November is a month when the temperature map of the country is typically blue, indicating frost in every region.
Windy conditions and snowfall continue in North and East Iceland today, with the wind speed in Southeast Iceland in excess of 20 m/sec.
The sea level in Siglufjörður, North Iceland, was so high last night that docks were inundated in places.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speed in excess of 20 m/sec) in most parts of Iceland today and in the southeast tomorrow.
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.
The Icelandic Road Administration warns commuters of black ice, that is, a transparent coating of ice, which could form on roads after dark.
Today, the temperature has risen to 17°C (63°F) in Iceland, while Norway and Sweden have been subject to sub-zero temperatures and snowfall. Unseasonably warm weather is forecast throughout this week.
The Icelandic Coast Guard helicopter can rescue more than people. In fact, it can rescue a parliamentary election.