Risk of flash glacial flood in South Iceland

Due to extremely heavy rainfall predicted in South Iceland today, the risk of flooding from the Eyjafjallajokull glacier is considered high and such floods would be thick with mud and volcanic ash from this spring’s eruption.

According to the Icelandic Met Office, the band of rain will go directly over the Eyjafjallajoull glacier and all passage on to it has been temporarily prohibited – especially in valleys and gorges.

Drivers on Route 1 are also being advised to be extra careful, although it is may not be necessary to close the road even if a flash flood does occur.

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