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Yellow Weather Alert Issued for Reykjavík Area Tomorrow

By Ragnar Tómas

Photo: Vedur.is.

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for the Greater Reykjavík Area tomorrow, January 4. Orange and Yellow weather alerts will also be in effect in most parts of the country tomorrow, excluding parts of North East Iceland. 

As indicated on the Met’s web site, a yellow weather alert will be in effect in the Greater Reykjavík Area from 9 am to 2 pm tomorrow. The Met Office predicts a southeast gale or a severe gale, with wind speeds between 15-24 m/s. Routes that lead out of the city – Kjalarnes, Hellisheiði, Reykjanesbraut – are expected to be extremely windy with violent gusts. There is a high likelihood of poor visibility and snowfall. The storm is expected to pass rather quickly, but traffic delays are expected in the meantime. Travellers are advised to monitor road conditions closely, e.g. on safetravel.is

Yellow and orange weather alerts will also be in effect in other parts of the country during the following hours:

ORANGE ALERTS
South Iceland: 8 am to 3 pm
Faxaflói Bay (Southwest Iceland): 9 am to 3 pm
Breiðafjörður (West Iceland): 11 am to 4 pm
Central Highlands: 11 am to 6 pm

YELLOW ALERTS:
Westfjords: Noon to 5 pm
North West Iceland: Noon to 5.30 pm
South East Iceland: Noon to 5 pm

The Met Office’s countrywide forecast for the next 24 hours reads as follows: 

“Northerly 10-18 m/s with snow or snow showers in North- and East-Iceland. Lighter wind and becoming fair in South- and West-Iceland. Light wind and dry in all parts late in the evening. Frost 3 to 13 deg. C. Becoming southeast 18-25 tomorrow with snow at first, later rain or sleet. Turns to southwest 10-18 in the afternoon with showers of rain or sleet in the south and west parts. Becoming warmer, temperature 2 to 7 deg. C. late afternoon.”

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