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    Strong gale warning (more than 20 m/s) tonight and until tomorrow afternoon in the northern part of Snæfellsnes peninsula, Vestfjords and the Central highlands. Valid to 24.01.2017 00:00 More

Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

The temperature rose by 10-15 degrees on Friday but no avalanches were released in this connection. Warm weather with showers or snow showers is forecast over the weekend and this can lead to wet avalanches where driftsnow has accumulated in recent days.
Written by a specialist at 20 Jan 16:37 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Moderate danger

Some new snow has accumulated in snow showers and been redistributed by wind in recent days. Warm weather on Friday and over the weekend can lead to the release of wet avalanches, in particular where driftsnow has accumulated. Snow avalanches have not been reported in recent days.
Valid from: 20 Jan 16:50 GMT - Valid until: 23 Jan 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Moderate danger

Some new snow has accumulated in snow showers and been redistributed by wind in recent days. Warm weather on Friday and over the weekend can lead to the release of wet avalanches, in particular where driftsnow has accumulated. Snow avalanches have not been reported in recent days.
Valid from: 20 Jan 16:50 GMT - Valid until: 23 Jan 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Moderate danger

Very little snowfall in recent days. Warm weather on Friday and over the weekend can lead to the release of wet avalanches. Snow avalanches have not been reported in recent days.
Valid from: 20 Jan 16:50 GMT - Valid until: 23 Jan 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

The warm weather will continue over the weekend with a cooling trend, with showers or snow showers in southerly and southwesterly winds. The temperature will rise again when a frontal system with precipitation passes over the country on Monday.
Written by a specialist at 20 Jan 16:29 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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