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Snowstorms Rage in Iceland, Roads Impassible

Snowstorms raged in most parts of the country yesterday and most highland roads were declared impassible. Meteorologists have issued a continued murky weather forecast for Iceland today and tomorrow.

Meteorologists expect temperatures to increase today, so snow could turn into rain and cause flooding. Sharp gusts of wind have been forecast as well and people are asked to keep an eye out for loose objects kept outside. Boat owners in south Iceland should prepare for high waves, ruv.is reports.

Winter King has apparently decided to celebrate the Reykjavík Winter Festival with full force, which began last night and lasts until Saturday.

The winter in Iceland has been cold and harsh since the beginning of January. Last weekend the frost dropped to -30.3°C degrees, approaching the 1918 record of -38°C.

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