Stormy weather is expected in most of Iceland tomorrow, RÚV reports. The Icelandic Met Office has issued a yellow warning for all parts of the country. The Met Office warns of severe gales, or whole gales, and expects weather-related traffic disruptions.
Severe gale winds are winds between 20.8 and 24.4 metres per second. In such conditions, pedestrians in open areas are likely to lose their footing and slight structural damage is likely. Whole gale winds are more forceful: 24.5 to 28.4 metres per second, where trees may be uprooted and structural damage may be significant.
A forecast on the Met Office’s website this morning reads: “Severe gales or whole gales are expected in all of Iceland tomorrow, starting in Southwest Iceland, with severe rain in most of South Iceland, as well.” According to the forecast, the wind will not abate until tomorrow night and weather-related traffic disruptions are likely. The weather will then slowly improve, starting in Southwest Iceland.