Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Tue Apr 07

    High danger
  • Wed Apr 08

    Considerable danger
  • Thu Apr 09

    Moderate danger

There were strong ENE-winds with drifting snow on Sunday and considerable collection of snow in SW-facing starting areas. Warmer weather with temperature above zero in the lowland on Monday led to many avalanches being released. This indicates widespread instability at the bottom of the new drifted snow.

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

Wind slabs from Sunday are likely to be unstable on top of stable older snow. Many avalanches on Monday indicate widespread instability in the upper snowpack.

Recent avalanches

Avalanches were released on Monday in Súgandafjörður, Önundarfjörður, Dýrafjörður, from Steiniðjugil and at several other places in Skutulsfjörður, over the road in Súðavíkurhlíð and in Ísafjarðardjúp.

Weather forecast

Cooler weather Tuesday night and Tuesday morning with NE snow showers. Uneventful weather on Wednesday and Thursday.

Forecast made: 06 Apr 19:53 GMT. Valid until: 09 Apr 21:00 GMT.

Avalanche Danger Scale

Very high
High
Considerable
Moderate
Low

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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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