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New Storm Warning in Iceland

By Iceland Review

The Icelandic Civil Protection Department has issued a warning of a storm from the southeast, forecast to rage across Southwest Iceland this morning and the northern Snæfellsnes peninsula before noon.

storm_rvk_november_2_ice-sarSearch and rescue help secure a roof during the storm that hit Reykjavík on November 2. Copyright: ICE-SAR.

The wind speed is expected to reach up to 28 m/s and exceed 40 m/s in squalls. In the capital region, the storm is expected to peak around 10 am and parents are asked to accompany their children on their way to school, visir.is reports.

The worst weather is forecast in the upper districts of Reykjavík and Kópavogur and the Vallahverfi and Ásland districts in Hafnarfjörður.

In other parts of the country, wind speeds of 15-23 m/s is forecast with heavy precipitation in Southeast Iceland. Kirkjubæjarklaustur was subject to significant sleet last night and Höfn to freezing rain.

Search and rescue squads have been called out in Grindavík and all domestic flights have been canceled.

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