Bárðarbunga
Weather Forecast, Iceland

 

Days 0-3 Bárðarbunga Weather Summary:

Moderate rain (total 12mm) on Sun afternoon. Becoming colder with heavy fall of snow, heaviest during Sun night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Sat night, min -8°C on Mon night). Winds increasing (fresh winds from the SSW on Sun morning, stormy winds from the WSW by Sun night).

Days 3-6 Bárðarbunga Weather Summary:

A light covering of new snow mostly falling on Tue night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 3°C on Thu afternoon, min -3°C on Tue night). Winds increasing (light winds from the WNW on Wed night, gales from the S by Fri morning).

Days 6-9 Bárðarbunga Weather Summary:

A light fall of snow, heaviest on Sat morning. Turning milder with light rain (total 6mm) on Mon morning. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 5°C on Tue afternoon, min -5°C on Sat morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the NW on Sun morning, strong winds from the SW by Mon night).

Saturday
30
Sunday
1
Mon
2
night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM night AM PM
rain showers
partially cloudy
rain showers
heavy snow
light snow
snow showers
heavy snow
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
clear
clear
clear
partially cloudy
snow showers
partially cloudy
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
clear
partially cloudy
light snow
rain showers
rain showers
Wind km/h
35 WSW35
30 SW30
30 S30
65 SSE65
80 WSW80
60 SW60
60 WSW60
60 WSW60
45 SW45
45 SW45
30 SW30
25 SW25
20 W20
15 WNW15
30 W30
35 SSW35
55 S55
50 SSW50
30 SSW30
20 WSW20
20 W20
30 NW30
15 NW15
10 W10
30 SW30
30 SW30
40 SW40
rain shwrs some clouds rain shwrs heavy snow light snow snow shwrs heavy snow some clouds some clouds snow shwrs some clouds some clouds clear clear clear some clouds snow shwrs some clouds snow shwrs snow shwrs light snow snow shwrs clear some clouds light snow rain shwrs rain shwrs
Rain
Rain mm
2 - 6 4 - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - 3 1
Snow
Snow cm
- - - 17 5 5 17 - - 2 - - - - - - 2 - 3 3 2 2 - - 1 - -
High °C
3 2 3 3 -6 -6 -6 -4 -3 -2 -1 -1 -1 2 3 3 1 0 -3 -5 -3 -3 0 2 2 3 3
Low °C
1 2 2 -5 -6 -6 -8 -5 -4 -3 -2 -1 -2 0 3 2 1 -1 -4 -5 -4 -4 -2 1 2 3 3
Chill °C
-3 -4 -4 -5 -18 -17 -17 -13 -12 -10 -7 -7 -7 -3 -2 -3 -7 -8 -11 -12 -10 -10 -3 -3 -3 -2 -3
Freezing level m
2700 2800 2600 2150 1100 1050 750 1000 1200 1550 1500 1850 1450 1950 2800 3250 2400 2100 1350 1250 1400 1400 1350 2300 2500 2750 2800
Sea lvl3000ft6000ft9000ft12000ft15000ft
mountain backdrop mountain backdrop
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Sunrise
- 2:25 - - 2:26 - - 2:27 - - 2:28 - - 2:29 - - 2:31 - - 2:32 - - 2:34 - - 2:36 -
Sunset
- - 11:59 - - 11:58 - - 11:57 - - 11:55 - - 11:54 - - 11:53 - - 11:52 - - 11:50 - - 11:49

This table gives the weather forecast for Bárðarbunga at the specific elevation of 2009 m. Our advanced weather models allow us to provide distinct weather forecasts for several elevations of Bárðarbunga. To see the weather forecasts for the other elevations, use the tab navigation above the table. For a wider overview of the weather, consult the Weather Map of Iceland.

Live conditions reported by 5 closest weather stations

Weather StationTemp.WeatherWind
Cloud
Visibility
Cloud / Visibility
Akureyri Airport
118 km NW
27m alt.
57 minutes ago
14° C
partially cloudy
Dry and partly cloudy.
24
Moderate winds from the S
(24 kph at 190).
Low: broken
Hjardarnes-Hornafjo
120 km ESE
10m alt.
56 minutes ago
9.0° C
cloudy
Patches of shallow fog.
4
Calm
(4 kph at 160).
15 km
Akureyri
120 km NW
27m alt.
57 minutes ago
14.9° C
-
6
Light winds from the ESE
(6 kph at 120).
60 km
Mid: mostly cloudy
SHIP8671
122 km ESE
3m alt.
4 hours ago
Egilsstadir Airport
164 km ENE
38m alt.
57 minutes ago
9° C
clear
-
6
Light winds from the WSW
(6 kph at 240).
Low: few

* NOTE: not all weather observatories update at the same frequency which is the reason why some locations may show data from stations that are further away than known closer ones. We also include passing Ship data if it is recorded close to Bárðarbunga and within an acceptable time window.