Extremely icy conditions in the Reykjavík capital area have been the cause of many slips and falls.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued an orange warning for the capital area, as extreme weather has hit Iceland. Winds have reached up to 45 metres per second in some areas. Further extreme weather is expected in the next days.
Rare Kelvin Helmholtz clouds, known as “wave clouds” in Icelandic, caught the attention of Reykjavík residents yesterday.
Rescue services were busy around the country last night, due to extreme weather, particularly in the northern parts.
Yesterday‘s storm didn‘t go unnoticed by Icelanders, causing minor property damage as well as temporary power blackouts across the capital area, Reykjanes, the Westman Islands and more locations.
The Icelandic Met Office asked residents in Iceland to prepare for a storm today, which has currently begun to reach Icelandic shores.
October was an unusually warm month this year, with heat levels above average in every part of the nation.
The temperature reached 21.6°C (70.88°F) in Reykjavík at 3 pm yesterday, the highest temperature recorded in the capital since 2008.
Iceland is experiencing a summer heat wave this week, with temperatures rising over 25°C (77°F) for the first time since 2013.
Although some years it feels as though the number of summer days in Iceland can be counted on one hand, meteorologist Trausti Jónsson has claimed that summer in Iceland actually lasts well into September.
The Icelandic Met Office and the Icelandic Road Administration have issued weather warnings for North Iceland, from Skagafjörður in the west to Reyðarfjörður in the east.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds of 15-25 m/sec) for Southeast Iceland today and for North Iceland by evening.
Ring Road One in Southeast Iceland between Freysnes in the west and Jökulsárlón in glacial lagoon in the east has just been reopened.
Ring Road One in South Iceland from Markarfljót river in the west to Vík í Mýrdal in the east will be closed at 2 pm today, due to weather.
Avoid any unnecessary travel in Iceland today, and follow the weather forecast and reports of road conditions closely if you must travel.
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong or violent gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) for the West Fjords late tonight and for most parts of Iceland tomorrow.
There is an unusually warm mass of air over Iceland today, and yesterday, thermometers rose to rare heights in the northeastern part of the country.
There has been no transportation to Vestmannaeyjar islands today, neither by air nor boat, RÚV reports.
Many motorists in Iceland are in a quandary about studded tires at the moment and whether or not it’s time to swap them for summer tires.
The weather in Iceland is set to warm up significantly after the weekend, according to meteorologist Þorsteinn V. Jónsson, at the Icelandic Met Office.