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Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

There was precipitation in most parts of the country today and as snow at least in the mountains. There has been high temperature recently and the snowpack should mostly be stable.
Written by a specialist at 20 Oct 16:01 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Low danger

Some precipitation today, monday. Little new snow was already in the mountains. There has been high temperature recently and the snowpack should mostly be stable. Small avalanches are though possible during the precipitation.
Valid from: 20 Oct 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 22 Oct 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Moderate danger

Heavy precipitation on Monday. Little new snow was already in the mountains. There has been high temperature last days and the older snow snow should mostly be stable. Where snow accumulates in the mountains it is possible to trigger avalanches and small avalanches are possible during the precipitation.
Valid from: 21 Oct 07:30 GMT - Valid until: 22 Oct 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Low danger

Some precipitation today, monday. Little new snow was already in the mountains. There has been high temperature recently and the snowpack should mostly be stable. Small avalanches are though possible during the precipitation.
Valid from: 20 Oct 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 22 Oct 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Increasing north wind, gale or strong gale in the afternoon and snow in the north, but occational snowshowers in the south. Northwest wind, 18 to 25 m/s in the east this evening and tonight, but decreasing wind in the west. Decreasing wind tomorrow, northwest 8 to 15 m/s in the northeast tomorrow evening and some snowshowers, elsewhere rather light varable wind, partly cloudy and mainly dry. Temperature near freezing point. On Wednesday: East wind 5 to 13 m/s. Rain or sleet, but mostly dry in the north until late afternoon. Becoming rather warmer, temperature 0 to 5 degrees C by the coast in the afternoon, but slight frost inland and in the north part.
Written by a specialist at 20 Oct 16:03 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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