Iceland to be hit by hurricane-force winds on Valentine's Day
Powerful extratropical cyclone will hit Iceland on Valentine's Day. Iceland will get hurricane-force winds with dangerous wind gusts, possibly exceeding 200 km/h (124 mph).
Icelandic Met Office has updated its warnings:
- Red alert is in effect for Reykjavik - Capital Region, South Iceland, Faxafloi - Southwest Iceland and Southeast Iceland
- Orange alert is in effect for Reykjavik - Capital Region, South Iceland, Faxafloi - Southwest Iceland, Breidafjordur - Westnorthwest Iceland, Westfjords, Northwest Iceland, Northeast Iceland, East Iceland, Eastfjords, Southeast Iceland and Central highlands - Uninhabited part of Iceland
- Yellow alert is in effect for Reykjavik - Capital Region, South Iceland, Faxafloi - Southwest Iceland, East Iceland and Southeast Iceland
(Get the latest warnings at en.vedur.is/alerts)
The North Atlantic is now at its maximum and produces one rapidly intensifying low pressure area after another. These storms then travel east-northeast towards Greenland and Iceland, bringing strong winds, heavy rainfall and snow to Ireland, the UK and continental Europe.
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