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Not Just Eruption: Crazy Storm in Southeast Iceland

As a volcanic eruption wreaking havoc wasn’t enough, the weather conditions are currently so stormy in southeast Iceland that windscreens have shattered. One driver lost all of his car windows by Hvalnesskridur.


Hvalnesskridur on a calm day. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

The police stress that this is no weather to be traveling between Höfn and Djúpivogur and strongly advises commuters in the area to change their travel plans. The road between Vík and Skaftafell is also closed because of the ash fall.

In addition to the storm, there is poor visibility in the area because of sand that is whirled up by the wind, reports.

Meanwhile, conditions are wintery in east Iceland, causing problems for farmers and travelers. It snowed constantly in Egilsstadir this morning, reports.

The mountain pass between Egilsstadir and Seydisfjördur is impassible because of the weather. Farmers have been forced to put their sheep back into stables. So far, there have been no reports of newborns lambs dying because of the cold weather.

It is to be expected that the approximately 600 travelers who will arrive with the Norraena ferry to Seydisfjördur tomorrow will be surprised when they see the snow cover.

Click here to read more about the snowy spring.

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