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Wind bursts close to mountains in South Iceland can reach a speed of up to 180 km/h (112 mph)

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A brutal wind from the east is raging over Iceland today with the south and west parts of the island being most severly hit.  

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Wind map Dark read indicates wind up to 115 km/ hour. Yellow is 122 km/h. Image via The Icelandic Met Office

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According to The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) steady wind along the south coast is up to 28 m/s (101 km/h - 63 mph) while bursts close to mountains can reach up to 50 m/s (180 km/h - 112 mph).

Here you can watch a fantastic live animation of how the winds are hitting Iceland.

Read more: Waterfall running upside down, yes it can get quite windy in Iceland

UPDATE at 15.15 (3.15pm) The Icelandic Road and Coastal Administration has closed the Ring Road at Eyjafjöll mountains in South Iceland.

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