Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Thu Apr 22

    Moderate danger
  • Fri Apr 23

    Moderate danger
  • Sat Apr 24

    Moderate danger

New snow was added in the beginning of the week in SW wind and some snow drift occurred in mountains in easterly aspects. Rain is forecasted in the next few days, but snow in the highest mountains and wet avalanches are possible.

The avalanche bulletin is at a regional scale. It does not necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.

Avalanche problems in the area

Small wet avalanches may fall during the next few days in warming weather and rain.

Snow layers and snow cover

The old snow is considered rather stable. Slabs have formed in southwesterly winds and reach up to 50 cm deep in places. Some new snow can be expected in the highest mountains on Thursday in east wind, but later it should rain in all elevations. Snow is expected to become moist.

Recent avalanches

No reports of new avalanches.

Weather forecast

Easterly wind and rain on Thursday but snow in the highest mountains. Turns to SE and S winds on Friday and Saturday with intermittent rain and mild weather.

Forecast made: 21 Apr 16:38 GMT. Valid until: 23 Apr 19:00 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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