Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Avalanches have been recorded in some places for the last few days. A lot of new snow in the SW. Unstability should be expected.
Written by a specialist at 27 Feb 17:50 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Moderate danger

Some fresh snow and snowdrift in SW-A winds. Few avalances have been reported in both NW- and S-aspects. Today, Monday, decreasing NA-winds and calm and cold weather for the next few days. Windslabs should be expected in isolated areas in S and W aspects after considerable snowdrift last weekend.
Valid from: 27 Feb 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 01 Mar 16:00 GMT


Considerable danger

Some new snow in the mountains south of Ólafsfjörður but less in the north. Considarable SW and later NA snowdrift this past weekend. Snow has been transported and windslabs should therefor be expected in lee sides. Few recent avalances have been reported and a medium sized avalanche released in Bæjarfjall close to Dalvík in the SW-snowdrift on Saturday. Calm weather next few days and frost. Under these conditions week layers can persist and form in the snow.
Valid from: 27 Feb 16:30 GMT - Valid until: 01 Mar 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Considerable danger

New snow in the mountains that came in SA-winds. This snow has been transported due to strong northerly winds. Windslabs should be exspected in south facing slopes. Decreasing northerly winds, and a few snowshowers for the next couple of days. Cold temperatures this week could leed to formation of week layeres in the snow.
Valid from: 27 Feb 17:00 GMT - Valid until: 01 Mar 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Calm weather and cold temperatures for the next few days. Considerable frost might be expected in the mountains and inland which can lead to formation of week layers in the snow.
Written by a specialist at 27 Feb 17:53 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.

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