Avalanche bulletin - East fjords

  • Sat Jan 16

    Considerable danger
  • Sun Jan 17

    Considerable danger
  • Mon Jan 18

    Considerable danger

Snowfall is forecast the next few days at higher elevations. Unstable wind slabs could form, especially in west- and south facing slopes.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Snow layers and snow cover

Snowline is 400 m elevation and is mostly stable after recent melt-freeze cycle. Considerable new and drift snow in mountains over the weekend and wind slabs probably forming, especially in west facing slopes on Saturday, but south facing slopes on Monday. Unstable wind or storm slabs could form with poor cohesion between old and new snow.

Recent avalanches

No reports of recent avalanches.

Weather forecast

Snow in mountains over the weekend, easterly wind on Saturday but northeasterly wind on Sunday. Northerly wind on Monday with snow down to sea level.

Forecast made: 15 Jan 15:05 GMT. Valid until: 18 Jan 19:00 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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