The Meradaryl eruption site on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula will be closed tomorrow due to weather. The closure was announced by Suzulnes Police in a press release.
The Icelandic Meteorological Office has issued a yellow weather warning for the Reykjanes Peninsula tomorrow with heavy rainfall and strong winds expected. Wind gusts in this region can reach speeds of 30 meters per second. Calm conditions are expected again on Thursday.
Decrease in lava flow
Lava flow velocity during the eruption has decreased significantly since it began on August 3, according to the latest measurements released by the Institute of Geosciences at the University of Iceland. From August 4-13, the flow was 11 cubic meters per second, while on Saturday and Monday the average flow was 3-4 cubic meters.
“At this stage, it is not possible to determine whether the end of the eruption is near, or whether it is just a temporary low point in the eruption,” the lab said in a statement.
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