Numerous roads have been closed in Iceland due to the severe weather affecting the country.
An emergency was declared yesterday morning onboard Icelandair flight FI440, approaching Manchester Airport.
A violent gale is expected all over Iceland today. People are advised to avoid all unnecessary travel.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) for the northeastern part of the central highlands today, and a violent gale warning (20-28 m/sec) for all parts of the country tomorrow and heavy rain in the southeast.
If you live in Iceland, you must have noticed that the days are getting longer, but you might be surprised to learn how much daylight we’ve gained since the shortest day of the year.
The Icelandic Road Administration cautions drivers of the hazard created by swelling rivers in East Iceland, following a period of heavy rain.
Rescue workers have been called out in Southwest Iceland to assist people due to the severe weather that is affecting the area.
Because of the severe weather system affecting Iceland this morning, all domestic flights to and from Reykjavík Airport have been canceled.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) today and tomorrow, but a storm or violent gale in West Iceland tomorrow.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning for South Iceland today and for most areas of the country tomorrow.
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.