Storm wreaks havoc in Siglufjörður, North Iceland

An unexpected storm hit remote Siglufjörður, North Iceland  yesterday afternoon and rescue teams were called out to tend to damaged and loose flying property. No people were injured. 

The storm  began with a bang at 3 pm and was over by 5 pm. Extreme gusts of wind reached 40 m/s and caused considerable damage in the small fishing town. 

Trampolines, still in gardens from the summer became airborne, one crashing into a lamp post and destroying it. Scaffolding had to be secured, loose roofing was flying around the town and a trailer overturned. 

Another storm is expected in East Iceland tonight and tomorrow with considerable rainfall. 

Weather

Partly cloudy

Today

4 °C

Overcast

Tomorrow

4 °C

Cloudy

Saturday

5 °C

Warning: Yellow More

Exchange rates

USD USD 110.63 EUR EUR 129.60
GBP GBP 146.32 DKK DKK 17.37
NOK NOK 13.48 SEK SEK 12.52
CHF CHF 114.52 JPY JPY 0.99
ISK price of selected currencies, according to the official exchange rate of the Central Bank of Iceland. Updated daily.