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    Fissure eruption in Holuhraun (north of Vatnajökull).
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Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Heavy rain in the East has caused streams and rivers to rise since early in the morning. For isntance, 65mm have been measures since 8 AM. Strong winds in the North and in the Westfjords with temps above freezing. Moderate avalanche danger like in gullies and steep terrain.
Written by a specialist at 31 Oct 16:23 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Moderate danger

It has been raining today, Friday, up to 400-500m. Precipitation is forecasted untill Sunday, but it will get colder on Saturday evening when it will be snowing in mountains. Considerable snow accumulation expected on Sunday in south-west facing slopes.
Valid from: 31 Oct 15:40 GMT - Valid until: 03 Nov 16:00 GMT


Moderate danger

Valid from: 31 Oct 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 03 Nov 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Moderate danger

A lot of rain today, but sleeth in the uppermost mountaintops.
Valid from: 31 Oct 15:00 GMT - Valid until: 03 Nov 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Increasing wind speed from East is forecasted on Thursday evening, first in the south and east parta of Iceland. On Friday there will be precipitation and wind in the northern part of Iceland.
Written by a specialist at 29 Oct 14:43 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.

Safe backcountry travel requires training and experience. You control your own risk by choosing where, when and how you travel.


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