Bárðarbunga
Weather Forecast, Iceland

 

Days 0-3 Bárðarbunga Weather Summary:

Mild with heavy rain (total 35mm), heaviest during Sat morning. Becoming colder with a moderate fall of snow heaviest on Sat night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 9°C on Fri night, min -2°C on Sat night). Mainly extremely windy.

Days 3-6 Bárðarbunga Weather Summary:

A dusting of snow. Milder later with heavy rain (total 50mm) on Mon night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 10°C on Mon night, min -3°C on Sun night). Winds increasing (strong winds from the WSW on Mon morning, severe gales from the WSW by Mon night).

Days 6-9 Bárðarbunga Weather Summary:

Mild with light rain (total 6mm) on Wed night Becoming colder with a light covering of snow, mostly falling on Wed night. Freeze-thaw conditions (max 7°C on Sun morning, min -5°C on Fri morning). Winds increasing (light winds from the W on Fri morning, gales from the SSW by Sun afternoon).

Thursday
25
Friday
26
Sat
27
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
moderate rain
light snow
rain showers
heavy rain
light snow
moderate snow
light snow
light snow
snow showers
light rain
moderate rain
heavy rain
light rain
light rain
moderate rain
partially cloudy
rain showers
snow showers
snow showers
light snow
snow showers
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
partially cloudy
Wind km/h
65 S65
50 SW50
60 WSW60
55 S55
80 SSW80
95 SW95
80 SW80
65 WSW65
45 W45
60 WSW60
45 WSW45
60 WSW60
75 WSW75
75 WSW75
55 WSW55
65 WSW65
55 SW55
70 SSW70
55 SW55
50 SW50
45 NW45
40 NNW40
5 W5
25 WSW25
30 WSW30
35 WSW35
45 WSW45
rain shwrs mod. rain light snow rain shwrs heavy rain light snow mod. snow light snow light snow snow shwrs light rain mod. rain heavy rain light rain light rain mod. rain some clouds rain shwrs snow shwrs snow shwrs light snow snow shwrs some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds some clouds
Rain
Rain mm
4 10 - 2 19 - - - - - 5 9 19 3 2 9 - 1 8 - - - - - - - -
Snow
Snow cm
- - 2 - - 3 7 4 3 3 - - - - - - - - 1 2 1 1 - - - - -
High °C
5 3 2 9 8 2 1 -2 0 -1 5 7 10 9 7 9 7 9 8 0 0 -2 -3 0 1 2 3
Low °C
4 3 1 1 3 1 -2 -2 0 -3 2 5 8 7 6 8 6 9 -1 -1 -2 -4 -5 -1 -1 1 2
Chill °C
-2 -4 -6 5 2 -7 -9 -12 -8 -10 -2 1 5 3 1 3 1 3 2 -6 -8 -10 -8 -6 -6 -5 -4
Freezing level m
1050 1000 750 850 1700 750 450 150 500 100 850 1300 2800 2550 1550 2200 2300 2000 1050 300 550 0 0 0 400 750 950
Sea lvl3000ft6000ft9000ft12000ft15000ft
mountain backdrop mountain backdrop
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Sunrise
- 8:12 - - 8:15 - - 8:18 - - 8:22 - - 8:25 - - 8:29 - - 8:32 - - 8:34 - - 8:37 -
Sunset
- - 5:35 - - 5:31 - - 5:28 - - 5:24 - - 5:21 - - 5:17 - - 5:14 - - 5:10 - - 5:07

Issued local time.

This table gives the weather forecast for Bárðarbunga at the specific elevation of 500 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.
2 hours ago
8° C
partially cloudy
Dry and partly cloudy.
13
Light winds from the S.(Wind varies from 150 to 220 degs)
(13 kph at 180).
Low: scattered
Akureyri
120 km NW
27m alt.
4 hours ago
10.0° C
moderate rain
Rain
13
Light winds from the SSE
(13 kph at 130).
50 km
Mid: mostly cloudy
Hjardarnes-Hornafjo
120 km ESE
10m alt.
4 hours ago
9.6° C
moderate rain
Rain
20 km
SHIP1551
122 km ESE
3m alt.
3 hours ago
Grimsstadir
130 km NNE
386m alt.
3 hours ago
6.7° C
light rain
Continuous light rain.
33
Fresh winds from the SE
(33 kph at 180).
>70 km
Mid: mostly cloudy

* 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.