Avalanche bulletin - Eyjafjörður (experimental)

  • Thu May 13

    Low danger
  • Fri May 14

    Low danger
  • Sat May 15

    Low danger

A thin layer of new snow on top of stable old snow in places. Ongoing cold temperatures but wet loose avalanches possible in southerly aspects in the afternoon. Sluffs released in Súlur by Akureyri on Wednesday.

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

Avalanche problems in the area

Wet loose avalanches possible in the afternoon in southerly aspects due to solar radiation.

Snow layers and snow cover

Thin layer of new snow on top of older snow could be found high in mountains. Older snow is considered rather stable. Ongoing cold weather and frost in mountains but if solar radiation is strong, wet sluffs can release in southerly aspects.

Recent avalanches

Sluffs released in Súlur by Akureyri on Wednesday. An avalanche was remotely triggered in Fljót on Tröllaskagi on Monday, north of the forecasting area

Weather forecast

Light variable wind but turns to east and northeast wind and increasing wind on Friday afternoon and on Saturday, with occasional showers of snow in places. Strong solar effect on southerly aspects are possible on old hard snow.

Forecast made: 12 May 15:02 GMT. Valid until: 14 May 19:00 GMT.

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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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