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Vaðlaheiði tunnel, North Iceland
Photo: Alina Maurer. Vaðlaheiði tunnel in North Iceland on June 5, 2024.

Wintry Weather to Continue in North and East Iceland

The cold spell that has brought snowstorms to North Iceland this week is expected to continue into the weekend, the Icelandic Met Office reports. Yellow and orange weather alerts will be in effect across much of the country throughout today. Travellers are encouraged to check weather conditions and road conditions before setting out.

The weather forecast predicts continued gale-force winds and precipitation into the weekend in North and East Iceland, bringing precipitation in the form of sleet, snow, or rain. Mountain roads in North and East Iceland are still impassable in many places. Orange warnings go into effect in the Westfjords and Northwest Iceland this afternoon.

The weather in the north and east is expected to calm for some time tomorrow, but another low front will come in tomorrow evening that is expected to bring precipitation to the region, lasting into Saturday morning. The weather on Friday and Saturday is, however, expected to be less extreme than what the regions have experienced during the week. Temperatures are expected to remain below 10°C in North and East Iceland until next week.

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