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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 north- and west parts of the country today, with a severe blizzard in the Westfjods and Strandir and severe to whole gales at Breidafjordur and on southern Snæfellsnes, according to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO).1

The office issued an Orange weather alert for Faxafloi - Southwest Iceland, Breidafjordur - Westnorthwest Iceland, Westfjords, and Northwest Iceland.

A Yellow alert was issued for Reykjavik - Capital Region, Faxafloi, Breidafjordur, Westfjords, Northwest Iceland, Northeast Iceland, East Iceland, and Central highlands - Uninhabited part of Iceland.

Northwest winds up to 90 km/h (56 mph) and considerable or heavy snow with blowing snow and poor visibility are expected in the NW.