Aviation Weather

The Icelandic Meteorological Office publishes information on aviation weather here.

Isavia oversees meteorological observations at the main airports in Iceland. Isavia employees or designated subcontractors handle these services which consist either in preparation and transmission of regular weather reports or weather information on request. In a few locations, calls can be made to automated weather stations at the airports or in their vicinity. In Keflavik and Reykjavik, special reports are prepared which are transmitted through the Automatic Terminal Information Service (ATIS).

The phone numbers of the stations are the following:

Keflavik - ATIS

D-ATIS service available for aircraft equipped with ACARS.

+354 425 6101
Reykjavík - ATIS +354 424 4225
Vestmannaeyjar +354 481 3622
Hornafjörður +354 478 1622
Ísafjörður (Arnarnes) +354 456 312

Isavia also operates weather information systems at most airports under its supervision. The following information can be viewed at the specified airports:

Keflavik Airport BIKF

Real time measurements from all meteorological measurement systems.

Reykjavik Airport, BIRK

Real time measurements from all meteorological measurement systems.

Akureyri Airport, BIAR

Real time measurements from all meteorological measurement systems.

Egilsstaðir Airport, BIEG

Real time measurements from all meteorological measurement systems.

Sandskeið Airport, BISS

Real time measurements from all meteorological measurement systems.

Vestmannaeyjar Airport, BIVM

Real time measurements from all meteorological measurement systems. Automated meteorological observations AUTO METAR, which are prepared using information from a special weather station at the airport, which is located near the center of the airport.

Ísafjörður Airport, BIIS

Real time measurements from all meteorological measurement systems. Automated meteorological observations which are prepared using information from a weather station at Arnarnes in Ísafjarðardjúp, approximately 6 km northeast of Ísafjörður Airport.

Isavia emphasises the following regarding public release of meteorological information from airports:

The above-mentioned information is only intended to serve as further information to the meteorological information transmitted from specified airports, such as METAR and SPECI, and by no means replaces that information.

It should be noted that all the data is unreviewed real time data, and Isavia does not guarantee that the data is always accessible and updated.
Measuring values are to be automatically updated every two minutes.

Meteorological observations from weather stations are to be automatically updated every thirty minutes.

Additional automated weather observations appear in the case of sudden changes in weather which exceed certain limits.
 

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