Weather warnings for many parts of Iceland
The Icelandic Met Office has issued a yellow weather alert for South Iceland, Faxaflói, Southwest Iceland, Breiðafjörður, West Northwest Iceland and the Central Highlands for today and into tomorrow morning. Travelers are advised that conditions could be hazardous for those driving lighter vehicles, such as campers, and vehicles with trailers. Residents should remove or fasten all loose items. In the Central Highlands, hikers, cyclists and people in tents are at risk.
South Iceland: A yellow alert is effective between 6 pm tonight and 6 am tomorrow morning, Friday. Strong winds of 10-15 m/sec and wind gusts are forecast. Stronger winds are predicted in the area near Þórsmörk and along the coast. These winds can easily blow lighter vehicles, campers and trailers off the road.
Faxaflói: A yellow alert is effective between 3 pm today and 6 am tomorrow morning, Friday. Strong winds and wind gusts, beginning in the afternoon, getting stronger in the evening. Southeasterly winds of 13-18 m/sec, but wind gusts will be in excess of 30 m/sec. Risky conditions for drivers of lighter vehicles and vehicles with trailers. Residents are reminded to fasten or remove all loose items, such as garden furniture and trampolines.
Breiðafjörður: A yellow alert is effective between 1 pm today and 6 am tomorrow morning, Friday. Travelers in the northern part of the Snæfellsnes peninsula are urged to exercise caution if driving lighter vehicles or vehicles with trailers. Residents are reminded to fasten or remove all loose items, such as garden furniture and trampolines. Winds will become stronger as the evening progresses, averaging 13-18 m/sec, but wind gusts will be in excess of 30 m/sec.
The Central Highlands: A yellow alert is in effect between 6 pm today and 9 am tomorrow morning, Friday. Southeasterly winds of 15-23 m/sec, with wind gusts in excess of 35 m/sec near the mountains, first in the west. Strong winds and considerable rain in the southern part of the area. Hazardous conditions for travelers, especially hikers, cyclists and people staying in tents.
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