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Iceland: Tail end of Hurricane Nicole

The wind is set to pick up even more now at 6pm with south and southwest winds, reaching a peak tonight. People are advised to pick up their children in daycare and after-school activities and stay indoors unless it’s essential to go outside and not to leave furniture and loose objects lying around in their gardens.

Iceland’s Met Office informs us that the weather we are feeling right now is the rest of Hurricane Nicole hitting the island. Icelanders can expect robust winds and heavy rains with strong gusts with wind speeds lasting until Thursday afternoon, when they finally start to slow down. Hurricane Nicole caused some havoc in the proximity of Bermuda, and then took aim north and east up the Atlantic. It was listed as a Category 3 hurricane but by now it could be characterized as a tropical storm.