Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Snow has been gaining strength in recent days. Over the weekend it is forecasted sleet and snow in north and east.
Written by a specialist at 20 Apr 15:09 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Low danger

Melt-freeze cycles up to the mountain ridges the last days so the snow has stabilized. Some cornice might collapse.
Valid from: 20 Apr 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 23 Apr 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Moderate danger

Stable snowpack. Precipitation during the weekend, snowfall on mountaintops.
Valid from: 20 Apr 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 23 Apr 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Moderate danger

Stable snowpack. Precipitation during the weekend, snowfall on mountaintops.
Valid from: 20 Apr 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 23 Apr 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Friday and Saturday: Rather light variable winds. Mostly cloudy and scattered rain showers in the south and west but light drizzle in the north and east. Increasing northeasterly winds tomorrow, 8-15 m/s early afternoon with rain in the south, but rain or sleet in the north and east later tomorrow. Mostly dry in the west. Temperature 3 to 12 deg. C. during the day, warmest in the south. On Sunday: Northeast 5-13 m/s, cloudy and rain or sleet in the east, mainly dry in the north and temperature 0 to 5 degrees C. Partly cloudy and mainly dry in the southwest and west and temperature 5 to 10 deg. C.
Written by a specialist at 20 Apr 11:56 GMT


Avalanche Danger Scale

The bulletin uses the international Public Avalanche Danger Scale.
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IMO issues an avalanche bulletin Monday, Wedenesday and Friday at 16:00 GMT for three selected areas.

Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.

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