Articles tagged "iceland weather"

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Massive North Atlantic cyclone challenging all-time intensity records, Iceland issues red weather alerts

A powerful North Atlantic cyclone forced the Icelandic Met Office (IMO) to issue a red weather alert for southern Iceland, in effect through the first half on February 14, 2020. Violent and dangerous wind gusts may exceed 200 km/h (124 mph) in some areas. Residents...

February 14, 2020

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Powerful Storm Dennis set to batter northern Europe just days after Ciara

A new powerful storm named Dennis by the U.K. Met Office is set to hit northern Europe over the weekend-- just a couple of days after Storm Ciara slammed several countries in the northwest, claiming lives of 8 people and leaving nearly 1 million homes without power....

February 13, 2020

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Severe blizzard dumps up to 9 m (30 feet) of snow on parts of northern Iceland

Parts of Iceland were left blanketed in an unprecedented amount of snow reaching up to 9 m (30 feet) a week after heavy snowfall and hurricane-force gales struck the country on December 10, 2019. Several regions in the rural areas especially in the north experienced...

December 19, 2019

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Bomb cyclone spawns severe blizzard in Iceland, on course to hit Britain

A bomb cyclone accompanied by heavy snowfall and hurricane-force winds hit Iceland on Tuesday, December 10, 2019. The storm hit west of the country first, then it moved to the east on Wednesday, December 11. As a result of strong winds and snow, several cities faced...

December 12, 2019

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Severe blizzard hits North Iceland

Icelandic Met Office issued a blizzard warning for North Iceland on Monday, October 21, 2019. Due to sudden and harsh winter conditions, authorities have strongly advised people to avoid travel through the region until the storm is over. Reports said the north has...

October 24, 2019

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Extreme cold, Akureyri receives 105 cm (3.4 ft) of snow in 24 hours, Iceland

Extremely cold temperatures took over parts of Iceland and brought with itself huge amounts of snow. Snowfall was registered in many parts of the country, including capital Reykjavik, today, slowing down traffic and forcing authorities to send out snow plows to...

December 04, 2018

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Deep cyclone packing strong winds approaching Iceland

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...

December 15, 2016

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Severe Storm "Diddú", the strongest Icelandic storm in 25 years

A severe Storm "Diddú", the first-ever named Icelandic storm hit the island on December 7, 2015, bringing heavy rains, snow and hurricane force winds. No injuries have been reported thanks to an effective warning system, although some ares suffered...

December 09, 2015

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Violent storm set to bring hurricane force winds to Iceland and western Ireland

Iceland residents are bracing themselves for another strong winter storm, currently approaching with a central pressure of 955 hPa, Meteo Europe reports. The system is expected to bring hurricane force winds across the island by the end of December 7, 2015 (local...

December 07, 2015