Avalanche bulletin - East fjords

  • Sat Jan 19

    Moderate danger
  • Sun Jan 20

    Moderate danger
  • Mon Jan 21

    Moderate danger

Lot of new snow since Sunday, mostly in E-wind. Snow has accumulated in hills with W- aspect and gullies. There is a steep temperature gradient in the snow and the snowpack could, therefore, be unstable in some places.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Windslab in gullies and hills facing W. Cold weahter the last days can have formed instability in the snowpack.

Snow layers and snow cover

New snow the last days and snowdrift. Snow has accumulated in hills with W- aspect and gullies. The stability of the snow was fair in snowpit from Oddsskarð on Wednesday. However, there is a high temperature gradient in the snow so the snowpack could be unstable in some places.

Recent avalanches

No new avalanches recorded.

Weather forecast

Precipitation most of the week first in E- and N-wind but in calm weather on Thursday and Friday. Precipitation in SE-wind on Sunday and precipitation on Monday. Cold weather most of the week. Warmer on Saturday.

Forecast made: 18 Jan 15:49 GMT. Valid until: 21 Jan 21:00 GMT.

Avalanche Danger Scale

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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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