Travel conditions will be poor in the south and west of the country tomorrow due to wind and rain. On Saturday, wind conditions will be even worse, making travel very dangerous throughout the country until Saturday evening.

Strong gale to storm, mean wind speed of 20-25 m/s, forecasted in Iceland tomorrow, Friday. Violent storm (up to 30 m/s) in the western half on Saturday but strong gale to storm (20-25 m/s) in the east.
Warnings of heavy precipitation and rapid thaw in the southeast and the south tomorrow but effecting the whole country on Saturday. Because of recently fallen snow there is a danger of flooding of rivers and streams, and slush- or mud floods. Also there is a danger of wet snow avalanches. This kind of event happens once every several years.

The forecast for tomorrow, 13. Mars:
Increasing SE winds in the morning, 18-25 m/s past noon in the south and the west but 15-23 m/s in
the east in the evening. Sleet and later rain, heavy in the southern half. Decreasing wind and
preciptiation in the evening, first in the west. Temperatures increasing to + 3 to +8 °C by evening.

Forecaster’s remarks:
This evening there will severe gale (more then 20 m/s) along the south coast but over Iceland tomorrow. Heavy precipitation in the south and the southeast next two days. On Saturday expect even
worse weather over the whole country the whole day. Travelling may be very dangerous.


March 12, 2015
Almannavarnadeild Ríkislögreglustjóra „Vatnsveður og stormur“, Náttú March 12, 2015 URL: [Skoðað:April 16, 2024]
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