The village of Reykhólar in the West Fjords was hit by hail measuring up to two centimetres in diameter, the size of which is rarely seen in Iceland, during a storm early yesterday morning. The hail was very localised and did not fall on the entire village of Reykhólar, reykholar.is reports. A photograph accompanying the news report shows the size of a hailstone in comparison to an egg of a meadow pipit, a bird species found in the area.
The weather varied greatly at Reykhólar yesterday. At 6 am wind speeds of 27 m/s were measured but at 3 pm the sun shone brightly and the flag at the end of the airport runway hung limp.