Have you ever heard the story about the flying hot tub? No? Well, now you will!
Yesterday, in Iceland, there was a very strong storm with winds reaching up to 25 m/s in some parts of Reykjavík. SAR teams were called out to help people in the storm after reports of flying tiles, trampolines and even a hot tub! You read that correctly! The incident took place in Kópavogur around 7 AM. The hot tub was blown from the 13th floor of an apartment building and landed on a school playground. Luckily no one was hurt in the incident.
Today, conditions have been a lot calmer and are expected to remain so. Winds remain at their usual pace and still no rain. YAY!
Unfortunately, that's where the good news ends as the storm is expected to return tomorrow. In fact, meteorologist Einar Sveinbjörnsson has stated that the storm could return even stronger than yesterday and continue into the weekend, with Saturday expected to be the worst. Wind speeds are expected to reach between 23 and 28 m/s.
So strap down your hot tubs, it's going to be a bumpy few days!
In all seriousness, please take care whilst walking and driving. Don't underestimate the wind, particularly those of you driving to Keflavik airport as the road from Reykjavík to Keflavík can be extremely dangerous in windy conditions.