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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Southwest and west 3-10 m/s and the odd snow shower, but windier in the east and fair. Temperatures close to freezing. Increasing southeasterly wind this evening with rain in the south and west and becoming warmer, 10-18 m/s over night, strongest winds in the north and northwest. Southerly wind by morning and mostly dry, but starts to rain by noon, considerable or heavy rain in places, especially in the south by evening. Mainly dry in the northeast, but light rain there in the evening. Lighter southwesterly wind in the west by afternoon. Temperatures 3 to 10 C, mildest in the east.
Forecast made 17.12.2017 15:50

Forecaster's remarks

Increasing southeasterly wind in the south and west this evening with considerable rain over night and tomorrow night. Rapidly becoming warmer and thawing in many places with increased discharge.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 17.12.2017 15:50

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The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) is a public institution, historically based on the Icelandic Meteorological Office (1920) and the Icelandic Hydrological Survey (1948). The two institutions merged in 2009, with the responsibility of monitoring natural hazards in Iceland and conducting research in related fields, as well as participating in international monitoring and research. IMO has a staff of 130 people, of which 60 staff members work on research-related activities.

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