Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

N and NE winds with snowfall in the middle North and northern part of Westfjords. Avalanches have hit roads in Tröllaskagi.
Written by a specialist at 29 Nov 11:16 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Considerable danger

Snowdrift is in the mountains in NA winds and some snow showers. The snow is light and moves easily. Today, Sunday, a rather strong NA winds are forecasted in the mountains with continuing snow showers. Drift banks on lee side of the NE winds should be considered unstable.
Valid from: 29 Nov 10:30 GMT - Valid until: 30 Nov 16:00 GMT


High danger

Heavy snowfall has been measured in the area, in light winds the night before Sunday and Sunday morning. The wind was turning into N early in the morning and picking up speed around 9 AM. On Saturday a weakness was spotted in the snowcover. Above older melt-freeze snow, a 20 cm layer with hail snow was recorded, with a more dense wind slab on top. An avalanche hit Siglufjarðarvegur road early Sunday morning, and two avalanches reached the road Ólafsfjarðarvegur around 9:30. More avalanches may be expected today while the N-snowstorm lasts. After the weather calms down unstability should be expected in the new snow.
Valid from: 29 Nov 09:30 GMT - Valid until: 30 Nov 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Moderate danger

The older snow has gone through melt-freeze cycle. Conditions are considered mostly stable, but some snowfall forecasted
Valid from: 27 Nov 14:00 GMT - Valid until: 30 Nov 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Snowfall is in the forecast for Sunday in the northern part of the country.
Written by a specialist at 28 Nov 22:34 GMT

Avalanche Danger Scale

The bulletin uses the international Public Avalanche Danger Scale.

About the bulletin

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

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