The weather in southwest Iceland, including Reykjavík and its suburbs will be “absolutely crazy” around midday today, Christmas Eve according to meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson in mbl.is. A very deep depression will cross the country and Einar says strong winds will follow. The weather in Reykjavík has been warming up and some of the snow might melt. The winds will be strongest around 1 PM (13:00). In the afternoon it should calm down.
He predicts a snowstorm in the northwest, with limited visibility, from Snæfellsnes to Akureyri.
The Iceland Met has issued a warning with the following forecast for the 24th:
“Becoming southeasterly 13 to 18 m/s with snow, but sleet and rain in the south. Becoming northwesterly 18 to 23 m/s with snow or snowshowers by noon, first in the west. Northwesterly and westerly 20 to 28 m/s in east by afternoon, strongest by the coast, but then decreasing wind and snowshowers in the west. Southwesterly 8 to 15 m/s and snowshowers in most parts tomorrow, but snowing for a while in the southeast. Temperature 0 to 5 degrees C in the south into the day, otherwise slight frost.
Forecast made 24.12.2011 06:45 GMT”