Avalanche forecasts

Avalanche conditions

Warm weahter from Tuesday and avalanches have fallen during this warm period. The stability of the snowpack should be increasing but instability can be found at higher elevation.
Written by a specialist at 26 Apr 15:09 GMT

Forecast for selected areas

Northern Westfjords

Moderate danger

Warm weahter from Tuesday. Couple of size 1-2 slab avalanches during the warm period. It will get colder again on Thursday with little bit of new snow in calm wind. The snopack should have gained strength and will be more stable, especially after it gets colder again. Layering could although still be present especially at higher elevation in NE-E-SE aspects. Furthermore it is possibility to trigger wet loose snow avalanches during this warm period.
Valid from: 26 Apr 15:30 GMT - Valid until: 28 Apr 14:00 GMT

Tröllaskagi

Moderate danger

Warm weahter from Tuesday. Small loose snow avalanches during the warm period and one slab avalanche in SE-aspect. It will get colder again on Thursday. Great instability was in the snowpack on Sunday and couple of human triggered avalanches in SE and E aspect. The snowpack is considered more stable after the warm period and especially after it gets colder again. Weak layers could still be present at higher elevation in E to S aspect. Furthermore it is possibility to trigger wet loose snow avalanches during this warm period.
Valid from: 26 Apr 15:30 GMT - Valid until: 28 Apr 14:00 GMT

East fjords

Low danger

Warm weahter from Tuesday. It was little new snow in the mountains before the warm period and it should have gained strength. Instability might be found in highest mountains and it is possibility to trigger wet loose snow avalanches during this warm period.
Valid from: 26 Apr 15:30 GMT - Valid until: 28 Apr 14:00 GMT

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

Warm weahter but gets colder on Thursday. New snow in calm wind in Thursday evening in the west.
Written by a specialist at 26 Apr 15:12 GMT


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