Southerly wind 3 to 10 m/s and snowshowers. Southwest 8 to 15 m/s with snowshowers in the south and west in late afternoon, Decreasing wind tomorrow morning and mainly dry. Becoming strong northeast wind or gale tomorrow afternoon with snow or sleet and considerable rain in the southeast. Temperature near zero degrees C during daytime, but slight frost inland. Becoming warmer tomorrow.
Forecast made 07.03.2014 07:02
|2.6||05 Mar 10:41:53||Checked||11.1 km SSW of Kistufell|
|1.9||06 Mar 03:35:16||Checked||3.4 km S of Hábunga|
|1.8||06 Mar 07:51:18||Checked||34.5 km W of Grímsey|
|1.7||07 Mar 01:18:19||79.7||13.0 km N of Skjaldbreið|
|1.6||06 Mar 16:58:35||Checked||4.3 km W of Kistufell|
|1.4||05 Mar 18:16:35||Checked||5.0 km SW of Nýidalur|
|Jökulsá á Fjöllum||Grímsstaðir||2.6 °C|
The snow is quite stable in many places but the variability within the area is great after long period of NE wind direc.
Snowdrift from SW, slopes facing NE and SSE have weak graupel snow above crust layer 30 cm down.
Unusually deep snow in the mountains, mostly stable. A lot of recent avalanche activity in the area.
The avalanche forecast is written for large areas and doesn't necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.
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