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Heat Wave in Iceland

Iceland is experiencing a summer heat wave this week, with temperatures rising over 25°C (77°F) for the first time since 2013.

Nauthólsvík

‘Summer Lasts Well into September’

Although some years it feels as though the number of summer days in Iceland can be counted on one hand, meteorologist Trausti Jónsson has claimed that summer in Iceland actually lasts well into September.

Viðidalur, Ring Road 1.

Winter Weather in North Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office and the Icelandic Road Administration have issued weather warnings for North Iceland, from Skagafjörður in the west to Reyðarfjörður in the east.

Vopnafjarðarheiði.

Gale Warning and Road Closure

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong gale warning (wind speeds of 15-25 m/sec) for Southeast Iceland today and for North Iceland by evening.

Eyjafjöll.

Ring Road Reopened

Ring Road One in Southeast Iceland between Freysnes in the west and Jökulsárlón in glacial lagoon in the east has just been reopened.

Road closed, South Iceland.

Severe Weather Update

Ring Road One in South Iceland from Markarfljót river in the west to Vík í Mýrdal in the east will be closed at 2 pm today, due to weather.

Víkurskarð

Weather Warning and Travel Advisory

The Icelandic Met Office has issued a strong or violent gale warning (wind speeds in excess of 20 m/sec) for the West Fjords late tonight and for most parts of Iceland tomorrow.

Weather map

Heat Wave in Iceland

There is an unusually warm mass of air over Iceland today, and yesterday, thermometers rose to rare heights in the northeastern part of the country.

Vadlaheidi tunnel.

Tunnel Trouble

It is ironic, yet fitting, that yesterday’s planned signing ceremony for the Dýrafjörður road tunnel had to be canceled due to poor road conditions.

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