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No Weather For Travelling This Weekend

Winter weather can be expected all over Iceland today and the forecast for the weekend predicts no weather for travelling. Yellow or orange weather alerts are in place in all regions of the country, except for the capital area, today and tomorrow. Strong northerly winds, snow and temperatures below freezing can be expected.

According to the Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration, there’s winter weather all over the country, with strong winds and low visibility. Driving conditions are difficult and some roads in North Iceland and the Westfjords have been closed.

Weather conditions by the Geldingadalir volcanic eruption site are bad as well and the Icelandic Met Office notes that there’s no weather for hiking. The on-duty meteorologist remarks, “Northerly winds, 13-18 m/s and blowing snow at the eruption site, limited or poor visibility, therefore no weather for hiking. Moderating early morning and partly clearing. Northerlies, 8-15 m/s by noon and mostly dry, lighter winds and clearing during the evening. Volcanic gas dispersion is still mainly to the south of the volcano today.” The area was closed yesterday due to the weather.

Yellow weather alerts are in place all over the country this weekend. Orange alerts are in place for the south coast tomorrow. “Strong northern gales in the N parts of Iceland and deteriorating driving conditions. Expecting gale force northwest winds in SE-Iceland by afternoon with wind gusts locally reaching 35 m/s. Late tomorrow becoming east and northeast severe gales in the S and W parts with blowing snow and worsening driving conditions.”

For more information and before travelling, consult www.vedur.is/english

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