Yellow weather warning in South and West Iceland

Yellow weather warning in South and West Iceland

An absolutely awful long-term weather forecast for the summer in Reykjavik travelled far and wide on social media this weekend and almost bringing tears to eyes. However, it has now come to light that is was just a joke.

The Elliðarárdalur valley in Reykjavik has a salmon river flowing through it and is a popular woodland area for walks and recreation. Now the friends of Elliðaárdalur valley society want to make the area a protected one.

Two earthquakes of the magnitude 3.7 and 4 were measured at around 4 pm yesterday at Bárðarbunga.

A new bathing area and hotel named Fjallaböðin in Reykholt, an area of geothermal heat in South Iceland, is set to open with construction beginning next year.

A storm is expected to hit Iceland on Saturday which is very unusual for May in Iceland. The windspeeds will be so great that the Iceland Met Office has warned that “trampolines may fly.”

The weather forecast is not looking good for this coming weekend. A storm with very strong wind is expected and people are urged to follow the forecast carefully.

The Iceland Environmental Agency has decided to limit traffic through Dyrhólaey between May 8th to June 25th. The general public and tourists will only be able to walk through Lágey and Háey on marked paths and roads.

Departures of foreign passengers through Keflavik International Airport were 147 thousand in April which is a decrease of six thousand since last year.

The sea eagle rescued by Snorri Rafnsson, known as Vargurinn on Snapchat who spent the last couple of months at the Reykjavik Family Zoo, has been put down. Unfortunately the bird failed to regain its health.

Police in Suðurnesjar in South West Iceland recently intervened when a tourist was found camped inside an old turf cabin in ruins at Hópsnes.

An absolutely awful long-term weather forecast for the summer in Reykjavik travelled far and wide on social media this weekend and almost bringing tears to eyes. However, it has now come to light that is was just a joke.

A yellow weather warnining has been issued for South Iceland and Faxaflói and Breiðafjörður in South West Iceland and West Iceland has been issued today from 2 pm onwards.

All efforts to resuscitate the couple recovered from Lake Þingvellir in South Iceland yesterday were in vain. They were pronounced dead last night. According to the wishes of their next of kin their names are not published in media.

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The lake is extremely cold and can be very dangerous as cramping rapidly occurs when people fall in.

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