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Sudden Thaw Leads to Slippery Conditions

After excessive snowfall and frosty temperatures around the country, strong winds from the south carried warm air with them, leading to a sudden thaw and rainfall in some regions. Road conditions are extremely slippery in all parts of the country and in some places they’re coupled with stormy weather. Drivers are asked to be careful.

The Icelandic Met Office is forecasting continued wind from the south and southwest, 13 to 23 m/s, strongest in the northwest but much lighter in the south and east. There will be rain in the south and west today, raining heavily in the afternoon, but otherwise intermittent rain.

In the westernmost part of the country, the southwest wind will become much lighter in the afternoon, but in the east there is outlook for increasing southerly wind with 10 to 18 m/s in the evening. Sleet or snowshowers are expected to hit the westernmost part in the evening.

Tomorrow, there is outlook for calmer and colder weather with a southerly wind direction of 3 to 10 m/s and isolated snowshowers in the south and west, but otherwise fair.

The temperature is expected to range from 4 to 11°C (39-52°F) today, growing colder in the westernmost part in the evening with 1 to 5°C (34-41°F) forecast tomorrow.

Follow weather updates on vedur.is and road conditions on vegag.is.

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