Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Sat Feb 22

    High danger
  • Sun Feb 23

    Considerable danger
  • Mon Feb 24

    Considerable danger

Considerable new snow in the mountains. Some avalanches are reported.

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

There has been snowfall and snow drift since Wednesday evening. Considerable snow has accumulated both in the mountains and also in the lowland. The snowpack appears rather stable but some snow avalanches have been reported.

Recent avalanches

Some snow avalanches have been reported in the last few days, in Norðurgil in N-Súgandafjörður and in Spillirinn in S-Súgandafjörður.

Weather forecast

Continued snowfall and snow drift in NE-winds until Saturday morning but calmer weather with less precipiation after that.

Forecast made: 22 Feb 17:32 GMT. Valid until: 24 Feb 21:00 GMT.

Avalanche Danger Scale

Very high
High
Considerable
Moderate
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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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