Bad forecast for Friday and Saturday

The Icelandic Met Office is forecasting bad weather in North Iceland as of Friday afternoon. Strong wind from north and northwest, heavy rain and low temperature, so above 200-300 meters snowstorm can be expected.

Weather forecast
On Friday: Variable wind 5 to 13 m/s and rain. Becoming northwest 18 to 23 m/s in the northwest with heavy rain, but snow over 200 to 300 meters above sea level. Westerly wind and still rain in the south, but much lighter and mainly dry in the east. Temperature 1 to 12 deg. C, coldest in the northwest.

On Saturday: Northwest 18 to 23 m/s and considerable or heavy rain in Vestfirðir and north part, with sleet inland, but snow over 200 to 300 meters above sea level. Light precipitation in the southeast and decreasing wind and precipitation in the west by afternoon. Temperature 2 to 10 deg. C, coldest inland in the north and frost there during the night.

On Sunday: Southeast wind with rain in the south and west and slowly becoming warmer, elsewhere ligher variable wind, mostly dry and cold. May still improve

The forecast may still improve by the end of this week. Follow the weather forecast from Icelandic Met Office and also make sure to visit for latest information and safe travel in Iceland.

Photo by Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill

Örlygur Hnefill Örlygsson is the manager of Húsavík Hotels and co-founder of He has worked as a journalist at Fréttablaðið newspaper in Reykjavík and at the Parliament of Iceland, as an assistant to MP for North East Constituency.

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