Low level flight conditions over Iceland

                 Low level flight conditions over Iceland


OUTLOOK 1700 - 2300 GMT.

Winds/temperature at significant levels:
FL050: 20035KT BUT 26025KT, -01
FL100: 25045KT, -04
FL180: 25050KT, -17

Overview of weather systems:
Over the North Sea is a 1031 mb high, but 300 km NNE of Cape Farwell is a 990 mb low, drifting N.

Near surface winds:
Southwesterly winds, 25-35 KT reaching 40-50 KT in Westfjords and Breidafjordur late in the evening, but 15-25 KT in NE-Iceland.

Cloud heights/visibility/weather:
BKN/OVC at 1200 to 2500 FT in S- and W-Iceland with limited visibility in light rain or showers, increasing rain/drizzle and low clouds at NW-coast late in evening. SCT/BKN ABV 3000 FT in the NE parts and generally good visibility. Tops LYR at 15,000 FT.

Visual flight conditions in Iceland:
Poor/impassable in the S and W parts, but mainly good in the NE.

Freezing level:
3500 to 7000 FT, highest in the E.

Atmospheric or cloud icing:
LGT/MOD ABV FZL, increasing in the NW late in the evening.

LGT BECMG MOD in NW part late in the evening.

Other information:
LGT ISOL MOD MTW's can be seen over Iceland.

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