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    Fissure eruption in Holuhraun (north of Vatnajökull).
  • Warning

    Today (Monday) gas pollution is expected to the north and later east from the eruption site. More
  • Warning

    A strong gale warning (more than 20 m/s) is in effect for the west part at first. Valid to 25.11.2014 18:00 More

Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Unusually warm period in the last two weeks with heavy rain in the East but dry in most of the country this week. There is hardly any snow in the lowland now and no new snow expected over the weekend.
Written by a specialist at 21 Nov 13:31 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Low danger

Warm in the last few days without any precipitation. Stable conditions.
Valid from: 21 Nov 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 24 Nov 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Low danger

Warm in the last few days without any precipitation. Stable conditions.
Valid from: 21 Nov 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 24 Nov 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Not available

Information not available

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Southeast and east 8 to 13 m/s by evening, but 10 to 18 in the south. Dry and fair in the northeast and east, elsewhere drizzle or some rain. Temperature 3 to 10 degrees C. Decreasing wind in the west tomorrow. Rain, especially in the southeast, but mostly dry in the north. On Sunday: Light southerly or variable wind and partly cloudy, but some precipitation in the easternmost part before noon. Temperature 0 to 7 degrees C, but light frost inland in the north. Increasing southeast wind in the southwest by evening. On Monday: Strong southeast wind and rain, especially in the south and west parts. Lighter southwest wind by afternoon with rain- or snowshowers in the south and west parts. Colder for awhile.
Written by a specialist at 21 Nov 16:27 GMT


Avalanche Danger Scale

The bulletin uses the international Public Avalanche Danger Scale.
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About the bulletin

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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