• Note

    In the next days snow-melting is expected with increase in water levels. More
  • Warning

    Expecting moderate or strong gales (15-23 m/s) in the northwest parts tonight and until noon. Valid to 27.05.2016 00:00 More

Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Generally stable springsnow conditions in the mountains. Isolated areas in sunny hills might still be somewhat unstable especially during the afternoon, below rocks and under cornices.
Written by a specialist at 23 May 15:33 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Moderate danger

Snow is now stable in most areas. Considerable amount of new snow came early this month and weakness maintained in steep southerly slopes for unusually long period. A natural slab avalanche released in Hrafnagil last week but no new avalanches have been recorded since then. Isolated weak snow layers could still be expected in those steep southerly slopes but warm and rainy weather should slowly settle the snow and make it more stable.
Valid from: 23 May 11:30 GMT - Valid until: 27 May 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Low danger

Generally stable springsnow conditions in the mountains. Isolated areas in sunny hills might still be somewhat unstable especially during the afternoon, below rocks and under cornices.
Valid from: 23 May 14:00 GMT - Valid until: 12 Sep 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Low danger

Generally stable springsnow conditions in the mountains. Isolated areas in sunny hills might still be somewhat unstable especially during the afternoon, below rocks and under cornices.
Valid from: 23 May 14:00 GMT - Valid until: 12 Sep 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Southerly winds and warm temperatures for the rest of the week. Rainfall in the south, west and Westfjords. Temperatures could reach above 15 degrees in the north- and northeastern part on Thursday and Friday that could result in considerable snow-melt in the mountains.
Written by a specialist at 23 May 15:32 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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