Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Avalanches fell in most parts of the country in a snowstorm from E on Thursday and Saturday. Wind slabs in the mountains.
Written by a specialist at 08 Feb 16:21 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Considerable danger

Wind slabs formed in E and NE storms in the last few days. The snow is laminated.
Valid from: 08 Feb 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 10 Feb 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Considerable danger

Considerable snow in gullies and lows after E and NE storm on Thursday and Friday. Laminated snow cover.
Valid from: 08 Feb 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 10 Feb 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Considerable danger

Wind-affected snow above 300-400 m a.s.l. Some snowfall is in the forecast for Tuesday night and Wednesday morning.
Valid from: 08 Feb 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 10 Feb 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

East 15-23 m/s and snow in the W-part of Westfjords until evening. Elsewhere south and southeast 5-13 m/s and snowshowers. East and northeast 5-13 m/s tomorrow but 10-18 in the NW-part. Snowshowers, but mosly dry in the south and west. Becoming colder and frost 0 to 5 degrees C tonight, but 10 to 15 deg. C inland in the north part. On Sunday: Northeast wind 10 to 18 m/s and snowshowers, but mostly dry in the south and west parts. Frost 0 to 7 deg. C. On Monday and Tuesday: Stiff northeasterly wind and some snowshowers, but fair in the south and west parts. Becoming colder.
Written by a specialist at 05 Feb 18:20 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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