Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Thu Apr 18

    Moderate danger
  • Fri Apr 19

    Moderate danger
  • Sat Apr 20

    Moderate danger

The snow has subsided rapicly in warm weather during the last days. Wet avalanches and cornice collapses are still possible.

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 is little snow left below 400 m except for gullies. Some snow is left in uppermost part of mountains, especially inland. The snow has become isothermal and it is wet and unconsolidated.

Recent avalanches

Wet loose avalanches fell during the weekend April 12-14 and cornices collapsed. Wet slabs also released in Kirkjubólshlíð by Ísafjörður town. No avalanches have been recorded since then.

Weather forecast

Southerly wind directions and relatiely warm weather. Rain in between.

Forecast made: 19 Apr 10:43 GMT. Valid until: 20 Apr 21:00 GMT.

Avalanche Danger Scale

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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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