Last night, a severe ash storm raged in the area around Eyjafjallajökull glacier, ruv.is reports. According to the farmer at Thorvaldseyri Ólafur Eggertsson, it has not rained.
The area was extremely windy with gusts exceeding 40 meters per second. Dust, ash and sand were being blown around, causing damage to trees and bushes with leaves shredding and being destroyed.
There is no way to stay outdoors if not well prepared, since in a storm such as this one, the sand hits people’s faces with full force, Eggertsson explained.
The visibility last night was approximately 300 meters.