Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Tue Nov 30

    Moderate danger
  • Wed Dec 01

    Moderate danger
  • Thu Dec 02

    Moderate danger

Some new snow in the mountains after calm winds this weekend. Wind slabs may exist in S and W facing aspects after northeasterly winds on Monday.

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

Unstable wind slabs may exist in S and W facing aspects after NE winds on Monday. Some new snow was added in calm wind on Sunday. Last week snow was added in N winds and SW winds. No stability tests have been done in the area.

Recent avalanches

No reports of recent avalanches.

Weather forecast

Northeast 5-10 m/s on Tuesday with some snowshowers and cooling temperatures. Calm winds and partly fair on Wednesday with increasing southeast wind and decreasing frost during the evening. Southeast 10-18 m/s with snow and later sleet or rain on Thursday. Becoming warmer during the day.

Forecast made: 29 Nov 16:41 GMT. Valid until: 01 Dec 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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