Iceland's Gale-Force Winds Make Taking A Sip Of Water Insanely Difficult

May 28, 2015 By Houston Barber
If you ever find yourself complaining about the weather in your hometown, you might want to just take a minute and be thankful that you don’t live in Iceland. As tourist Mark Tretter demonstrates, Iceland’s wind gusts can be so substantial that even seemingly simple challenges, such as taking a sip of water, can become a difficult and dangerous task.

According to Mark Tretter, the wind on this day reached 75-80 mph. Iceland regularly has sustained wind speeds of 40 mph, and it is not uncommon for winds to reach over 100 mph during storms. Iceland's wind gusts are most severe in the spring and early summer, so you might want to cross Iceland off your list of spring break destinations.
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