Avalanche bulletin

Avalanche conditions

Snow is considered stronger now that temperatures are colder since warming over the weekend. Unstable wind slabs may be present in the mountains around the country and snow showers on Wednesday will further encourage wind slab formation. N-winds on the night to Thursday bring snow in N and Westfjords, potentially forming wind slabs on S-aspects. Warming on Friday in S- and W-Iceland increase the chances of wet avalanches, slush flows and landslides. Snow fall from southerly winds in N- and E-Iceland is likely to form wind slabs on northerly aspects.
Written by a specialist at 08 Feb 10:51 GMT

Avalanche bulletins for selected areas

The avalanche bulletin is at a regional scale. It does not necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.

Weather forecast in terms of avalanche danger

SW winds and snow showers all around the country through Wednesday night and little precipitation throughout Thursday. Southerly winds pick up on Friday bringing snow to the North and East but it is likely to rain in lowlands and high into the mountains in the South and West.
Written by a specialist at 08 Feb 09:25 GMT

Avalanche Danger Scale

Very high


About the bulletin

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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