Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Tue Mar 19

    Considerable danger
  • Wed Mar 20

    Considerable danger
  • Thu Mar 21

    Considerable danger

Windslabs on top of old firn high in mountains. SW snow showers and snowdrift at mountain tops next days.

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

Isolated windslabs high in mountains and SW-W aspect but new windslabs are likely to form next days in slopes with northerly aspects

Recent avalanches

Skiers triggered a small slab in west aspect in Mærðarhorn by Bolungarvík. Wet slab fell on the road over Hrafnseyrarheiði on Monday.

Weather forecast

SW snow showers next few days and snow drift at mountain tops.

Forecast made: 18 Mar 20:18 GMT. Valid until: 20 Mar 21:00 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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