Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Tue Mar 31

    Moderate danger
  • Wed Apr 01

    Considerable danger
  • Thu Apr 02

    Considerable danger

Wet avalanches have released in a thaw over the weekend. The temperature will continue to be above freezing until it cools down on Tuesday. The stability of the snow should slowly increase, however some wet avalanches may continue to fall, especially when it rains on Monday night and Tuesday. Colder weather on Wednesday and some snowshowers.

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

Heavy snow in mountains, but over the weekend thaw reached up to mountain tops. Similar temperature in the forecast until Tuesday afternoon. The snow is, therefore subsiding and becoming wet, which makes it temporarily unstable. Then it should slowly gain some strength, and when the temperature drops on Wednesday the old snow should become rather stable. However, new windslabs will start to form.

Recent avalanches

Many, rather small avalanches fell over the weekend and Monday morning.

Weather forecast

Warm SW-wind Monday until Tuesday morning when the windspeed will decrease. Increasing rain on Monday afternoon continuing until Tuesday. Cooling weather on Tuesday and on Wednesday the wind turns to NW and then NA with snow showers.

Forecast made: 30 Mar 19:15 GMT. Valid until: 01 Apr 21:00 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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