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Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Many places very laminated snowpack. Caution on lee slopes where blowing snow is on hard shell.
Written by a specialist at 26 Jan 16:01 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Considerable danger

Snow dirft in the mountains and moderate results in snow pits. Warm weather with thaw in mountains expected.
Valid from: 26 Jan 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 28 Jan 16:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Considerable danger

Snow dirft in the mountains and moderate results in snow pits. Warm weather with thaw in mountains expected.
Valid from: 26 Jan 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 28 Jan 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Moderate danger

On the surface is hard-packed shell on top of slightly softer snow below. No new avalanches recorded.
Valid from: 26 Jan 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 28 Jan 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Monday and Tuesday: South and southwest 8 to 15 m/s, somewhat lighter wind tomorrow. Light snow in the northeastern part by evening, then mostly dry. Else rain or sleet in places and temperature 0 to 6 deg. C. Widely snowshowers tomorrow and cooling. On Wednesday: Westerly or variable wid, 5 to 13 m/s and occasional snowshowers. Increasing north wind after noon, 15-25 by evening, strongest in the northwest, but much lighter wind in the east part. Snow or snowshowers, but mainly dry in the southern part. Frost 0 to 8 deg. C.
Written by a specialist at 26 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.

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