Cold snap: -18°C by Monday!

Photo: AFP

Photo: AFP AFP

Temperatures around the country are set to plummet over the next few days, with some parts of the central highlands seeing minimums of almost -20°C (-4°F) by Monday.

The Iceland Met Office forecasts gradually falling temperatures over the next five days, with the very coldest conditions affecting inland areas and the north-east of the country.

Minimum night-time temperatures at the popular Askja and Herðubreið volcanoes, for instance, are expected to be as low as -18°C by the early hours of Monday morning.

The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has already issued warnings of icy patches and snowstorms on many roads around the country and drivers are asked to exercise care.

An updated IRCA map showing closed and icy roads around the country can be found here.

You can also check out the weather forecast for your part of Iceland on Iceland Monitor here.

-18°C at Askja by Monday.

-18°C at Askja by Monday.




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