Powerful blizzard hits Northern Iceland

Powerful blizzard hits Northern Iceland

A deep cyclone with estimated pressure below 970 hPa is bringing intense snowstorms and blizzard conditions to northwest Iceland on September 28, 2021. Bad weather is expected to continue through Wednesday, September 29. Blizzard conditions are expected in the…

Unseasonal snowstorm and cold hit Iceland, prompt rescue operations

Unseasonal snowstorm and cold hit Iceland, prompt rescue operations

Heavy, unseasonal snow and sleet covered the northern and eastern parts of Iceland on Sunday, June 13, 2021. The snow was so heavy in some areas that tourists had to be rescued after getting trapped. Temperatures also plummeted to freezing levels and are expected to…

Large landslides cause major damage in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

Large landslides cause major damage in Seyðisfjörður, Iceland

A series of landslides have been reported in the town of Seyðisfjörður, Iceland, causing major damage to at least 10 houses and electrical poles. A red alert phase has been in effect in the area since December 15, 2020, with fears that more houses would…

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

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….

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

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…

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

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…