Red Weather Alert in Large Part of Iceland

Vala Hafstað

A red weather alert is in effect for the capital area, South Iceland, Faxaflói, and Southeast Iceland.

The red warning will be in effect for the capital area until 11 am, followed by an orange one until 2 pm. No travel is advised during this time. The wind speed this morning is 20-30 m/sec in the capital area.

In South Iceland, the red warning is good until noon and an orange one till 2 pm. Hurricane-force winds of 28-35 m/sec are in the area this morning and dangerous wind gusts. There is snow and blowing snow and poor visibility.

In the Faxaflói area, the red warning is in effect till noon and an orange one till 5 pm. The area is seeing wind speeds of 28-35 m/sec this morning, along with dangerous wind gusts. There is snow and blowing snow and poor visibility.

In Southeast Iceland, a red warning is in effect till 11 am and an orange one till 1 pm. There are hurricane-force winds of 28-35 m/sec in the area, as well as dangerous wind gusts, snow, blowing snow and poor visibility.

For the rest of the country, an orange weather alert has been issued through the evening hours.

People are advised to remain indoors as much as possible while the red and orange warnings are in effect. Numerous roads are closed, there is no international or domestic flight service this morning, and all Strætó bus service in the capital area has been canceled this morning. No departures are scheduled from Keflavík International Airport until 4 pm.

Check the latest updates on en.vedur.is.

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