Avalanche bulletin - East fjords

  • Tue Mar 19

    Moderate danger
  • Wed Mar 20

    Moderate danger
  • Thu Mar 21

    Moderate danger

New snow in mountains. Few slabs in S-SW aspects in mountains near Seyðisfjörður. Snow should gain strength next days.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

High in mountains where snow has accumulated on lee side after NE winds.

Snow layers and snow cover

Since 12. March about 1.5 m of new snow has been added in Drangagil above Neskaupstaður and about 1 m in Kálfabotnar in Seyðisfjörður. Some thaw and snow has settled a bit, but quite a lot of snow in the mountains. Snow should gain some strength when the temperatures drop.

Recent avalanches

Few slabs, size 1.5 - 2 released in S-SW aspects high in mountains near Seyðisfjörður last Saturday due to solar radiation.

Weather forecast

Warming temperatures on Monday and Tuesday morning and some rain at lowlands but sleeth/snow in the mountains. Turning to SW winds on Tuesday and Wednesday with cooling temperatures and litle precipitation.

Forecast made: 18 Mar 21:53 GMT. Valid until: 20 Mar 21:00 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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