Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Thu May 19

    Low danger
  • Fri May 20

    Low danger
  • Sat May 21

    Low danger

Wind slabs were unstable in the warm weather during the weekend but are now settling and the new snow generally melted away

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

Snow layers and snow cover

Wind slabs were in S-W aspects last week and became unstable in the warm weather during the weekend. The snow is now settling again and the new snow generally melted away

Recent avalanches

Reports of some slab avalanches in Jökulfirðir in the new snow. Many wet slabs in Skutulsfjörður during the weekend.

Weather forecast

The NE-winds will slow down on Thursday but still there will be showers

Forecast made: 18 May 16:16 GMT. Valid until: 20 May 19:00 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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