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Wind and Snow, Seasons Struggle over Iceland

While cold autumnal winds have yet to finish undressing the trees of the capital region from their colorful foliage, King Winter has already cast his spell over the northern West Fjords.


Winter conditions in Iceland. The photo is not directly related to the story. By Páll Stefánsson.

Residents of Ísafjördur were greeted with a biting blizzard and white winter landscape yesterday, Morgunbladid reports.

Yet, according to weather forecasts, autumn is not quite prepared to let go. Although the temperature is expected to drop to -3°C (27°F) in Akureyri in the northern part of the country today and even lower in remoter areas, the capital region will remain frostless for now.

Yesterday was stormy in most regions and winter conditions on roads were widely reported. On Friday, an avalanche fell in the West Fjords. No one was harmed but the road across Hrafnseyrarheidi was left impassable, Fréttabladid reports.

A truck with a trailer blew off the road in south Iceland yesterday morning. The driver was unharmed but the trailer was completely destroyed, reports.

The truck had to be left by the roadside until the storm blew over and commuters were warned about driving in the area. Some roof slates and trampolines in south Iceland became airborne in the storm but the wind is expected to calm today.


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