"Freak" storm to hit Iceland tonight

The wind forecast for 8 am tomorrow morning.

The wind forecast for 8 am tomorrow morning.

A strong area of low pressure will be approaching Iceland tonight from the south with rapidly growing easterly winds. This will cause a storm with extreme wind speeds in East Iceland tonight. 

The Washington Post has called the storm a "freak storm"  and that it may push temperatures over 50 degrees above normal at North Pole. 

"The vigorous low pressure system that helped spawn devastating tornadoes in the Dallas area on Saturday is forecast to explode into a monstrous storm over Iceland by Wednesday," writes the Washington Post. 

In a weather warning on the Iceland Met Office web site it states that it is very important to follow weather reports closely today as the area of low pressure could change its course. 

The area of low pressure will pass through North Iceland tomorrow with winds between 15-25 m/s. Winds will go down by tomorrow night. 

Currently there is heavy snowfall in South Iceland and in the capital area which means that traffic is slow and road conditions are icy. 

For our weather page click HERE. 

The area of low pressure approaching Iceland from the south.

The area of low pressure approaching Iceland from the south. Screenshot/ Nullschool.net

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