The weather has picked up and it looks like the annual shooting fest of the Icelanders may be severely dampened this year. But it might still calm down before midnight for Icelanders to put on their home-made fireworks show, shooting nearly 800 tons of fireworks into the night sky.
The Icelandic news portal Mbl.is reports, “A strong gale warning (more than 20m/s) is in effect for all parts of the country today and considerable rain in the S-part. Temperature 4 to 8 degr,C . Forecast: SE winds 23 to 28 m/s in the W-rn part, strongest winds until around noon. Weather will be getting worse in the east and NE-part around mid day, 20 to 25 m/s, strongest winds by the coast. Widely rain, and considerable rain in the south and SE-parts. Somewhat decreasing winds tomorrow and clearing in the NE-part. Comment from the forecaster: In the SW-part strongest winds will be by noon. Strong gusts may by expected, 50 to 60 m/s near Hafnarfjall and in Kjalarnes. In the southwest and W-parts no traveling weather until late afternoon.”
See the weather in english. This is the weather forecast until 18:00 tomorrow the 31st.
The report from the forecaster at The Icelandic Meteorlogical office reads: “In the southwest part strongest winds will be by noon. Strong gusts may by expected, 50 to 60 m/s near Hafnarfjall and in Kjalarnes. In the southwest and west parts no traveling weather until late afternoon.”