Hurricane force winds predicted for tomorrow

Hurricane force winds are predicted for Monday.

Hurricane force winds are predicted for Monday. Rax / Ragnar Axelsson

A weather warning from the Iceland Met Office states that tomorrow there will be rapidly increasing wind and decreasing frost, first in the southern part of Iceland. East 20-25 m/s and snow in the southern part tomorrow afternoon. Widely violent storm or hurricane-force winds (25-35 m/s) in the evening with sleet or snow.

Here is the official warning from the Iceland Met Office: 

Weather forecast for Iceland, Monday 7 December 2015

Rapidly increasing wind and decreasing frost, first in the southern part of Iceland.

East 20-25 m/s and snow in the southern part tomorrow afternoon. Widely violent

storm or hurricane-force winds (25-35 m/s) in the evening with sleet or snow.

Temperature around freezing point tomorrow evening, but up to 5 deg. C. at the south

coast.

Warning

Violent storm or hurricane-force winds are expected throughout most of the country

tomorrow afternoon and tomorrow evening. The magnitude of the approaching storm

is so great that such conditions occur only every 10 to 20 years.

Further information:

Hurricane-force winds will develop in the south and south-east from 15:00 onwards

on Monday. After 19:00 it is expected that the violent storm will affect the entire

country. Significant snowfall will accompany the beginning of the storm, resulting in

blowing snow and little to no visibility. By late tomorrow evening warmer conditions

will affect the south and south-east of the country, where heavy sleet or rainfall will

occur until early on Wednesday. According to the latest forecast, the oncoming

violent storm will be far more severe than storms in recent days.

Weather

Overcast

Today

13 °C

Overcast

Tomorrow

12 °C

Overcast

Saturday

9 °C