The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Russian Federation warned the Russians about the "red level" of meteorological danger in Iceland and about possible changes in the flight schedule in this regard.
"Iceland - On December 10, difficult weather conditions are predicted: snowfalls and storm winds; in the north-western regions of the country, a" red level "of meteorological danger has been declared; possible delays / cancellations of flights; traffic restrictions," the Department of the Situational Crisis Center (DSKTS) said in a statement. Russian Foreign Ministry on Twitter.
During yesterday's day and last night, Iceland was under the influence of a very deep Atlantic cyclone with a pressure in the center below 948 GPa, the difference in pressure between the western and eastern parts of the island reached 35 mbar! At the same time, due to the extremely high pressure gradient, wind gusts in the western and northwestern parts of the island reached 150-190 km / h, and locally even more than 200 km / h. Due to the strongest snowstorms in the cities, traffic was paralyzed, flights at Reykjavik airport were canceled.