Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Thick snowpack many places. Thawing last night and some avalanches in Westfjords and Eastfjords. The expected warm cycle on Wednesday is still uncertain
Written by a specialist at 19 Feb 19:23 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Moderate danger

Quite alot of snow the night before Monday in moderate E winds. Rather small wet avalanches this morning in the new snow at the surface. The older snow below seems more stable. On Friday wind slabs were present and quite deep snowpack in general. Isolated wind slabs expected in cooler S-SW winds on Thuesday. On Wednesday a warm cycle is expected with strong E winds which might cause decresing stability again.
Valid from: 19 Feb 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 21 Feb 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Moderate danger

Some avalanches fell in E winds last week but snowdrifts were also in SW winds. During the weekend the snow seemed generally stable, little new snow on top of older stable snow. On Monday morning the freezing level raised alot in strong SE wind but the highest peeks mostly seem to have kept frozen. Isolated wind slabs expected in cooler S-SW winds on Thuesday. On Wednesday a warm cycle is expected with strong E winds which might cause decresing stability again.
Valid from: 19 Feb 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 21 Feb 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Moderate danger

During the weekend quite alot of new snow was present, mostly loose on top of wind slab. Monday morning some wet avalanches were seen in Norðfjörður and quite a melting in rain. On Wednesday a warm cycle is expected with strong E winds which might cause decresing stability again first with snow and rain later on.
Valid from: 19 Feb 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 21 Feb 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

SW winds with snow in the western part this night. On Wednesday strong E winds with quite heavy precip expected in a warm cycle, the forecast is still uncertain.
Written by a specialist at 19 Feb 19:26 GMT


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

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