Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Tue May 18

    Low danger
  • Wed May 19

    Low danger
  • Thu May 20

    Low danger

Old snow in mountains that is considered rather stable. Small sluffs and cornice collapse possible due to solar radiation.

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

The snow in mountains is old and isothermal, has been through multiple melt-freeze cycles and is considered rather stable. Continuing cold weather in the forecast, dry and fair. Small loose avalanches and cornice collapses possible in steep slopes due to solar radiation, especially in the afternoon.

Recent avalanches

No recent avalanches reported.

Weather forecast

Dry and fair weather, cold temperatures and easterly winds.

Forecast made: 17 May 11:03 GMT. Valid until: 19 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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