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June Snowstorms in Iceland this Week

By Yelena

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Photo: Golli. A snow-swept road in Iceland.

Snowstorms, gale-force winds, rain, and sleet are in the forecast across Iceland this week. Orange and yellow weather alerts have been issued across the country starting this evening and lasting until Thursday. Travellers are encouraged to check weather conditions and road conditions before setting out.

The Icelandic Met Office has issued orange weather alerts for the Northwest, Northeast, East, and Southeast regions and the uninhabited Central Highland starting this evening. Snow is expected in most of those regions throughout Tuesday, as well as strong winds reaching gusts of up to 23 metres per second. Roads, particularly mountain roads, may become impassable and livestock may need adequate shelter, according to the Met Office.

Yellow weather alerts have been issued for the Southwest, West, and Westfjords regions starting tomorrow morning. Strong winds are expected in those regions and locals are encouraged to secure outdoor furniture and belongings to ensure safety. There may be snow on roads, particularly mountain roads, in Breiðafjörður and the Westfjords, but no snow is expected in West or Southwest Iceland, including the Reykjavík capital area.

The unseasonable weather is expected to continue into the week. A yellow weather alert has been issued country-wide for Wednesday and Thursday.

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