Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Sat Nov 28

    Considerable danger
  • Sun Nov 29

    Considerable danger
  • Mon Nov 30

    Moderate danger

Potentially unstable windslabs in mountains due to longlasting snowdrift and snow showers in SW-winds.

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

Snow has accumulated in gullies and lows and on lee side of mountains in strong SW-winds. There is not very much snow in mountains and ridges are almost bare in some places. However, potentially unstable windslabs may be found where snow has accumulated.

Recent avalanches

Only very small avalanches have been recorded.

Weather forecast

Continuing strong SW-winds in the forecast with some snow showers until Saturday. Calming weather on Saturday and occational snow showers in light winds on Sunday. Calm and little precipitation on Monday, until the next low pressure system starts to show in the night.

Forecast made: 27 Nov 18:33 GMT. Valid until: 30 Nov 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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