Leftovers of Hurricane Nicole to hit Iceland on Wednesday

AFP

The calm, relatively warm weather currently being enjoyed in Iceland is expected to make way for windy and stormy conditions on Wednesday – at least for southern and western parts of the country.

Wednesday sees the arrival of what it left of Hurricane Nicole, an enormous tropical cyclone over the North Atlantic Ocean which hit Bermuda last week.

By the time it gets to Iceland on Wednesday, it will have weakened to a storm depression of the type well known in Iceland in the autumn months, according to the Icelandic Met Office.

Photo: Iceland Monitor/RAX

The rainstorm will approach from the south with winds strongest in West Iceland. Dangerous gusts can are forecast on the Snæfellsnes peninsula. The storm is expected to last over 24 hours, with winds not dying down until Thursday afternoon.

North and East Iceland, on the other hand, are expected to stay most dry and relatively warm, with temperatures possibly reaching 15°C (59°F) in parts.

You can check out the weather in your part of Iceland on Iceland Monitor here.

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