Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Precipitation og Monday and Tuesday in Westfjords and Northern part of country. New snow in the mountains.
Written by a specialist at 02 May 16:08 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Moderate danger

Considerable precipitation on Tuesday, rain and sleet in lowland but snow in mountains. The snopack is expected to fairly stable at lower altitudes but could be layered with possible weak layers at higher elevations. One avalanches fell during the weahter on Tuesday.
Valid from: 04 May 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 06 May 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Considerable danger

Considerable precipitation on Tuesday, rain and sleet in lowland but snow in mountains. The snopack is expected to fairly stable at lower altitudes but could be layered with possible weak layers at higher elevations. Unstability was observed in the snow on last weekend. Couple of avalanches fell during the weahter on Tuesday.
Valid from: 04 May 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 06 May 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Moderate danger

Nokkuð er af nýjum snjó til fjalla. Mikið bætti við snjó í síðustu viku og nokkuð í þessari. Um tíma var stíf norðvestan og vestan átt og þá var einnig talsverður skafrenningur og hefur snjór því flust til og safnast í suður og austur vísandi hlíðar. Ekki hefur frést af neinum flóðum en vart hefur orðið við smá hreyfingar. Veikleikar geta verið ofarlega í fjöllum, einkum í bröttum brekkum sem vísa í suður, suðaustur og austur. Eldri snjór er orðinn stöðugur.
Valid from: 04 May 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 06 May 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Northeast 8-13 m/s, cloudy and light rain or sleet in the N- and NW. Partly cloudy in most other places, but fair in the SW. Increasing winds today, 10-18 m/s in the afternoon and becoming cloudy with rain or sleet in the east. Strongest winds by the southeast caost. North winds, 8-15 and windepsread snow- or rainshowers tomorrow but mostly dry in the SW. Temperatures 1 to 11 degress C during daytime, mildest on the south coast, but night frost in places. On Friday: North 8-15 m/s with rain, sleet or snow, but mostly dry in the southern part of the country. Temperatures 1 to 10 degrees C, warmest in the south.
Written by a specialist at 04 May 15:31 GMT


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IMO issues an avalanche bulletin Monday, Wedenesday and Friday at 16:00 GMT for three selected areas.

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