Weather warning for Iceland 30-December-2015

The weather forecast for Iceland on 30-December-2015 is looking really bad. The worst weather is going to be in eastern Iceland and possibly in western Iceland. It is not known where the worst wind is going to be exactly, but it is going to be real bad weather in eastern Iceland. UK Met Office has named this storm Frank, news about it can be found here (BBC Weather). The main risk is strong wind and rain.

This storm is also going to create a major problems in Faroe Islands and in the general area around Iceland.

The storm system low in hPa. Images are from this blog here (in Icelandic).

The storm system. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

The storm system.Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

I’m going to update this article as needed if everything goes bad when the storm arrives in Iceland on 30-December-2015.

Update 1

There was a storm in east Iceland yesterday. Creating a flood and snow-mud slides. One of those mud slides took out one SIL station.

The SIL station at Aðalból is now off-line due to mud-flood in that area. The image above shows when the mud-slide hits the SIL station and damages or destroys it. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

Image of the mud-slide can be found here. Washington Post has news article about this storm and it can be read here.

New wind forecast for Iceland on 30-December-2015. Copyright of this image belongs to Iceland Met Office.

Flight delays should be expect according to FlightRadar24.

Update 2

Eastern part of Iceland got hit bad in this weather. North Iceland (eastern and western) are next going to be hit with this weather, it is not going to be as bad as in eastern Iceland. Mudslides also fell, damaging roads and creating other issues. Flooding was also a major problem in eastern Iceland. Some road damage has happened, but I don’t know the extent of at the moment. The lowest air pressure measured was 930 hPa according to Iceland Met Office.

News with images and videos of the storm in eastern Iceland (in Icelandic)

Aurskriður féllu í Fljótsdal (Rú
Malbikið flettist af veginum í Eskifirði (Rú, images)
Ótrúlegar myndir frá Eskifirði (Rú, videos)

Svipmyndir frá Eskifirði morguninn eftir storminn (Ví, images)
Sjóhús svo gott sem farið: „Aldrei kynnst öðru eins“ (Ví, images, video)

I don’t know when the weather is going to be fully over, but the worst appears to be over currently. I’m going to update this article as more information comes in.


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Article updated at 17:55 UTC.

Article updated at 16:03 UTC on 30-December-2015.

11 Replies to “Weather warning for Iceland 30-December-2015”

  1. I hope everyone in Iceland and the Faroë islands stay save!
    December 2015 is the first december since the dutch Met. office started (1901) writing down observations, without any frost at all!

    Henk Weijerstrass
    Zwaag (Holland)

  2. Stay safe in the coming storm!
    Looks like the same places in England & Scotland will be hit by this storm Frank as has been the way for most of the other named storms! (amber warnings for some)
    Looks like Somerset will pretty much escape again (no doubt the UK Government will throw some money at the resulting problems, give out some soundbites & hope it goes away!).

  3. Ok I love reading about these things but this was a bit to close for comfort:
    USGS mag. 4.8 19km NNE of Victoria, Canada 2015-12-30 07:39:29 UTC 50.6 km in depth

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  4. Well although we didn’t get it as bad as others the wind has dropped considerably, still raining… we’ve had about an inch so far.
    How are others fairing?

      1. Just had a look Jon, used translate (which was interesting) to get an idea of the news story.
        Read earlier the jetstream could move further south over the next few days, chance for another storm start of next week… my area could get the brunt of it! Time will tell.

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