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Orange and Yellow Weather Warnings Tonight and Tomorrow

An orange warning will be in place in the central highland, Strandir, and Northwest Iceland from eight pm tonight until 10 am tomorrow. A yellow weather warning will be in place in the Westfjords, West Iceland, and the southwest corner of Iceland, from five pm and all day tomorrow. A meteorologist with the Iceland Met Office states that driving conditions on mountainous roads will deteriorate quickly and traffic in the capital area might also be affected.

Yellow warnings in West Iceland, capital area, and South Coast

From five pm this afternoon, a yellow warning is in place in the Westfjords, Snæfellsnes, and west Iceland, until morning. The met office forecasts southeast winds 15-23 m/s (33-51 mph) with sleet or snow, especially in mountainous roads in Snæfellsnes, where driving conditions can deteriorate quickly.

At seven pm, a yellow warning is in place in southwest Iceland, also expecting winds of 15-23 m/s(33-51 mph). Sleet or snow can be expected on Hellisheiði, in Þrengsli and inland regions, while rain is expected closer to the coast.

Around that time, a yellow warning takes effect in the capital area. Winds of 13-23 m/s (29-51 mph) are expected, with the strongest winds hitting Kjalarnes. Sleet or snow, followed by a considerable amount of rain. Driving conditions might deteriorate, especially in higher-altitude parts of the city. The weather is expected to subside during the night, but yellow warnings will be in place again at noon Thursday in Strandir, North-west Iceland, the Westfjords, Snæfellsnes and South Iceland, lasting until midnight. The Met Office warns of strong winds, icy streets and sidewalks, and bouts of limited visibility, which could cause problems in traffic.

Orange warnings in central highland and North-West Iceland

From eight pm, an orange warning will be in place in Strandir and North-West Iceland. Strong winds, 18-28 m/s (40-63 mph) from the south, as well as sleet or snow can be expected, especially at Strandir, Holtavörðuheiði and Laxárdalsheiði. Road conditions in these areas will be bad, and in the central highland, there will be no weather for travelling.

Detailed weather information and forecasts in English are available at the Iceland Meteorological Office’s website, www.vedur.is.

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