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Weather forecast for the next 24 hours

Becoming east 10-18 m/s, strongest by the south coast. Patchy rain or drizzle in the south and east parts, but mainly dry elsewere. Considerable rain in the southeast part tonight until early morning, decreasing winds and precipitation later, first in the south parts. Temperatures 3 to 10 C in daytime, mildest in the south.
Forecast made 22.10.2017 18:28

Forecaster's remarks

Strong wind gusts are expected by mountains in the south until morning.
Prepared by the meteorologist on duty 22.10.2017 18:28

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IMO at the Arctic Circle Assembly 2017 - 17.10.2017

The Fifth Arctic Circle Assembly was held in the Harpa Conference Center in Reykjavík on October 13-15. The symposium was attended by 2000 delegates from more than 50 countries. 

IMO scientists presented research and collaborative projects on climate change, Arctic hydrology and glaciology at the symposium. 

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International Day for Disaster Reduction – 13th of October 2017 – Home Safe Home - 13.10.2017

The 13th of October is the International Day for Disaster Reduction. The day is designated by the United Nations General Assembly, and was held for the first time in 1989. The purpose is to promote a global culture of disaster reduction, including disaster prevention, mitigation and preparedness. The day presents an opportunity to create global awareness about disaster risk reduction, the progress made and to encourage further efforts to build disaster resilient communities and nations. Read more
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The flood in Múlakvísl has subsided - 31.7.2017

The glacial outburst flood in Múlakvísl has subsided. Conductivity measurements have slowly reached normal levels. Travelers are advised to show caution by the source of the river due to possible gas emissions.

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Glacial outburst flood in Múlakvísl - 29.7.2017

Glacial outburst flood in Múlakvísl river is ongoing. People are advised to stay away from the river due to gas pollution; the river is showing a dark colour and smells of sulphur.

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Delivery of scientific data - 20.6.2017

IMO has received a shipment of scientific data from Dr. Richard S. Williams, Jr., geologist, which will benefit research in various fields of natural sciences in Iceland. Dr. Oddur Sigurðsson geologist was there to receive the documents, which arrived on four pallets.

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Funded MS student opportunity. Dust and ash re-suspension sources - 7.6.2017

This student opportunity is a part of a collaborative research project, called “Changes in the health effects impact of aerosol particles and natural source material following volcanic eruptions”, between the University of Iceland, the Icelandic Met Office (IMO), and the UK MetOffice.

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Sea ice around Iceland

Ice in the ocean around Iceland has mostly arrived from afar.

It comes here from the Denmark strait, which connects the Atlantic Ocean and the Arctic Ocean, between Iceland and Greenland. Sometimes the ice comes directly from north to the northeast corner of Iceland, but all the ice comes from the same source: the East-Greenland current which flows from the Arctic Ocean due south along the east coast of Greenland, passing northwest Iceland.

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