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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

S-ly winds, 5-13 m/s and intermittent light rain, but lighter winds and mainly fair in NE- and E-Iceland. Temperature 5 to 10 deg. C. during the day.
S 3-10 m/s tomorrow and sunny skies in the NE-part, but cloudy and mostly dry elsewhere.

Forecast made 18.03.2018 04:17

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