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Yellow Weather Warning for Much of Nation

Yellow weather warnings are in effect for all of Iceland except the East Fjords today and tomorrow, May 23-24.

Residents and visitors are advised to avoid unnecessary travel as a southwest gale will bring sharp winds and rain across the island in the coming days.

Winds up to 23 m/s [51 mph] are expected with potential showers, hail, and sleet. Temperatures are expected to range between 5° and 15° C [41°- 59°F], with warmer temperatures in the Northeast.

Airport operator Isavia has also issued a travel advisory, stating that flights on May 23 and 24 may be affected. Travellers are encouraged to arrive early and monitor their flight status online.

Dangerous conditions are also forecast for Reynisfjara, a popular black sand beach on Iceland’s South Coast. Travellers are advised to avoid the area due to dangerous waves.

Travellers looking for information about weather warnings, travel advisories, and more may find the following links helpful:

Icelandic Road Administration

Keflavík International Airport

Safe Travel

 

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