Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

The snow is wet and turning into spring snow! Last weekend slab avalanches fell in the north and east and weaknesses may still be found in isolated places within the snowpack. For the last few days only wet, loose snow avalanches have been detected.
Written by a specialist at 29 May 17:01 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Moderate danger

Some snowfall was in the area on Wednesday and Thursday and automatic snowdepth sensors show increased snowdepths in the mountains. The new snow might go down in small, wet loose snow avalanches when the temperature rises and the sun shines. It is recommended to be careful in very steep slopes where loose snow is detected.
Valid from: 29 May 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 01 Jun 16:00 GMT


Moderate danger

A week ago, slab avalanches fell, one of them human triggered. Snowing Wednesd-Thursday in NE-winds, wet/moist up to 1000 m now. Windslab on top of a Mfcr in upper elevations, the crust is wettening in lower el. Some loose wet in the new snow but no slab avalanches recorded. On Saturday up to 10°C is expected, but cooler on Sunday and Monday, and risk for snow in upper elevations. There is still a reason to be careful on steep slopes, both in the most sunbaked ones as in the N-faces where the new snow might still be frozen on the highest peaks.
Valid from: 29 May 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 01 Jun 16:00 GMT

East fjords

Moderate danger

The stability of the snow in the mountains is increasing and is getting wet with large crystals. On May 22nd slab avalanche fell in the area, but no slab avalanches have been recorded since then. However, small wet, loose snow avalanches are still falling and there is a reason to be careful in steep hills when the temperature is high and/or the sun is shining.
Valid from: 29 May 16:00 GMT - Valid until: 01 Jun 16:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

On Friday and Saturday the weather forecast is fair with sunny weather in many places and temperature well above zero. On Sunday and Monday it will cool down and a little snowfall may even be expected in mountains in the northern part of the country.
Written by a specialist at 29 May 17:04 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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