Producing content you read on this website takes a lot of time, effort, and hard work. If you value what we do here, please consider subscribing today.
A deep cyclone is currently on the way to Iceland and is expected to impact the country with intense winds by late evening, December 15, 2016 (local time).
Satellite images reveal a deep cyclone with central pressure estimated at 964 hPa, currently situated over North Atlantic, southwest of Iceland.
The low pressure field is producing winds reaching 100 km/h (62.1 mph) and waves of heights between 10 and 12 m (32.8 and 39.4 feet). The system will reach Iceland by late evening.
Deep cyclone approaching Iceland, December 15, 2016. Image credit: Eumetsat via Severe Weather Europe
Deep cyclone SW of Iceland, December 15, 2016, 12:00 UTC. Image credit: Eumetsat
According to the Icelandic Met Office, the southern and western part of the country is currently experiencing southeasterly winds of 46.8-64.8 km/h (29-40.3 mph), widespread rainfall, mainly in the southeast part, while temperatures range between 3 and 8°C (37.4 and 46.4°F).
Winds between 36 and 64.8 km/h (22.4 and 40.3 mph) will affect the southwest Iceland on December 16 while the northwest and north Iceland will experience winds reaching 54-82.8 km/h (33.6-51.5 mph). Rainstorms or snowfall is expected across the affected areas.
Featured image: Deep cyclone SW of Iceland, December 15, 2016, 12:00 UTC. Image credit: Eumetsat
Register/become a supporter
Your support is crucial for our survival. It makes this project fully self-sustainable and keeps us independent and focused on the content we love to create and share.
You'll receive your ad-free account for 20x faster browsing experience, clean interface without any distractions, ability to post comments without prior editorial check, all our desktop and mobile applications (current and upcoming) ad-free and with the full set of features available, a direct line of communication and much more. See all options.