Weather Warnings for Most of Iceland Tonight

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Weather and road conditions will deteriorate in Iceland tonight and tomorrow. The Icelandic Met Office has issued yellow and orange weather alerts for most of Iceland. The worst weather is expected in Northwest Iceland and in the central highlands.

In Northwest Iceland, an orange alert will be in effect between 8 pm tonight and 7 am tomorrow. A south blizzard with wind speeds of 18-28 m/sec is expected with snow or sleet, mainly on mountain roads. Expect derteriorating driving conditions. This will be followed by a southwest gale and heavy snow showers tomorrow afternoon through midnight, affecting driving conditions.

No travel is advised in the central highlands, where  a blizzard is forcast with considerable snow or sleet. An orange alert will be in effect there from 8 pm tonight until 10 am tomorrow.

Here, you can see the approaching weather system.

For the capital area, Southwest Iceland, West Iceland and the West Fjords, a yellow blizzard alert has been issued for tonight and tomorrow. In Northeast Iceland, the yellow alert takes effect at 11 pm tonight and is good through 8 am tomorrow.

Expect snow or sleet to change into considerable rain tonight in the capital area. Driving conditions could deteriorate on the outskirts of the city. Tomorrow, heavy snow showers are expected with limited visibility. Streets and sidewalks will be slippery.

In South Iceland, driving conditions, for example in Hellisheiði mountain pass, can quickly deteriorate tonight. Hazardous driving conditions tomorrow afternoon and evening, with limited visibility.

In West Iceland and the West Fjords, expect a blizzard and snow showers and difficult driving conditions with violent wind gusts. There will be limited visibility in these areas tomorrow.

A strong gale is forecast for Northeast Iceland, with occasional snow showers.

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