Low level flight conditions over Iceland

                 Low level flight conditions over Iceland


OUTLOOK 0700 - 1200 GMT.

Winds/temperature at significant levels:
FL050: 060/25-40KT, strongest in Westfjords, but calmer in the SW, -05
FL100: 360/10-20KT, but 25020KT in the S,-12
FL180: 270/10-20KT, -28

Overview of weather systems:
150 km SE of Höfn in Hornafjörður is a 997 mb low moving NE and later E and filling. Over Greenland is a stationary 1022 high.

Near surface winds:
NE-ly 20-40 KT strongest over the Westfjords and by the E coast.

Cloud heights/visibility/weather:
BKN/OVC at 500-1500 FT in the NE with poor visibility in sleet or rain showers, but snow on mountains. BKN/OVC at 1500-3000 FT and intermittent rain in the W. Tops above 20.000 FT.

Visual flight conditions in Iceland:
Impassable in the E, but poor/marginal in the W.

Freezing level:
From SFC inland in the NE-part, up to 2000 FT in S-Iceland.

Atmospheric or cloud icing:
LGT/MOD in rain and sleet.


Other information:

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