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.
Yesterday was the first day of winter in Iceland. Not surprisingly, it brought along poor road conditions, resulting in a few traffic accidents last night on icy roads.
Last night, the temperature in Vopnafjörður, Northeast Iceland, reached 18°C / 64°F, similar to what it is like in Rome.
Due to heavy rain and very windy conditions, all flights of Air Iceland are on hold and Ernir Airlines has canceled all flights today.
The Icelandic Met Office expects the water level of rivers to continue to rise in South Iceland until midnight on Friday.
Bakkakotsá river is close to overflowing Ring Road one in South Iceland, between Vík í Mýrdal and Hvolsvöllur.
The South Iceland Police and the Icelandic Road Administration have decided to close the road to Þórsmörk, the south central highlands, today, due to heavy rainfall.
The Icelandic Met Office issued a heavy rain warning this morning for South and West Iceland, which will be in effect through Thursday morning.
The Viking ship Vésteinn sank in Reykjavík harbor last night, but crews were able to get it back afloat shortly before midnight.
A moonbow, sometimes called a moon rainbow, was detected in Fáskrúðsfjörður, the East Fjords, early Tuesday morning.