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Tourists walk carefully during extreme weather in Reykjavík
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More Extreme Weather On Saturday

Iceland is bracing itself for more difficult weather this weekend, Visír reports. The Icelandic Met Office has issued yellow warnings for most of the country and orange alerts for South and Southeast Iceland where conditions are expected to be the worst.

Windspeeds of 23 – 30 m/s are expected in South Iceland, with the worst gales around the Eyjafjöll mountains, where they could reach up to 50 m/s.

Snowfall and poor visibility are also expected, as well as rain or sleet in the lowlands in the afternoon.

Winds in Southeast Iceland are likely to reach 23 – 28 m/s and that region can also expect considerable precipitation. The windiest part of the Southeast will be around Öræfi, particularly around the mountains, where wind speeds may also exceed 50 m/s.

The weather is supposed to clear considerably in most parts of the country on Sunday but travelling on Saturday is strongly discouraged. Check for current advisories and road conditions.

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