A few days ago, Iceland was covered by a new all time record of snow – 42 inches.
And now extreme winds are raging through the capital city Reykjavik threatening boats in the harbor. From a white wonderland to a chaotic weather in a few days.
These first pictures by photographer Yuri Belehurshy shows the magic of a heavy snowfall:
Wind-speed reached more than 160 mph. At Bolungarvík, a wind gust of 96 mph, with sustained maximum wind speeds of more than 60 mph were registered.
The severe-weather preparedness level has been raised to “hazard”.
No reports of severe injuries.
However there are numerous reports of property damage.
The worst weather affected populated areas by Eyjafjöll and Vestmannaeyjar, where several roofs came loose.
And then extreme winds started blowing:
Numerous roads have been closed throughout the country due to hazardous conditions.
So that even people cannot face it:
And boats may turn over:
Just terrifying how weather can suddenly change a landscape from wonderland to chaos.