A yellow weather warning has been issued across much of Iceland starting this afternoon and through early next morning. Gale-force winds are expected in all regions except the Southeast and the Highland. Residents are encouraged to secure outdoor belonging such as garden furniture and trampolines, which could be picked up by strong winds and cause injury or property damage.
A southwest gale is expected in the Westfjords, West Iceland, Southwest Iceland, and across North and East Iceland begin around noon today and lasting until around 3.00am tomorrow morning. Gusts of 18-23 metres per second are expected across the eastern, western and southern regions where the storm will hit, and gusts of up to 25 metres per second are expected in the north and northwest of Iceland.
Wind gusts can be hazardous to lighter vehicles. All travellers are encouraged to monitor weather conditions.