Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Sat Jan 28

    Moderate danger
  • Sun Jan 29

    Moderate danger
  • Mon Jan 30

    Moderate danger

Thaw was at higher elevations on Thursday but snowfall is expected in the next days during southerly wind, later northeasterly wind. Windslab could form on the lee side.

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

Snowfall is expected during southerly winds in the next days but northeast wind on Sunday. Windslabs could form on the lee side over the weekend. Warm weather on Thursday led to a thaw at higher elevations. A snowpit made in Seljalandsdalur on Wednesday shows that the snow pack is pretty stable after freezing and thawing, but a weak layer was at around 5 cm depth. It is expected to gain strength in the ongoing unstable weather.

Recent avalanches

Small slushflow released in Miðhryggsgil on Thursday

Weather forecast

SW-snowshowers fridayevening and Saturday night. Turning to S-winds with rain on Saturday but snow in the mountains. Northerly winds on Sunday and cooling

Forecast made: 28 Jan 13:48 GMT. Valid until: 30 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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