Avalanche bulletin - Northern Westfjords

  • Thu May 13

    Low danger
  • Fri May 14

    Low danger
  • Sat May 15

    Low danger

Old snow in mountains that is considered rather stable. Some fresh snow might be added in mountains on Thursday. Small sluffs and cornice collapse possible if the sun shines.

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

The snow in mountains is old and isothermal. It has been through multiple melt-freeze cycles and during the last days the weather has been cold. Therefore the snow is hard and considered stable. Small movements of snow and cornice collapses possible in steep S-facing slopes if they get some solar radiation.

Recent avalanches

No recent avalanche activity reported.

Weather forecast

Continuing cold weather and mostly dry. Intermittent sunshine. Some snowshowers possible on Thursday.

Forecast made: 12 May 15:02 GMT. Valid until: 14 May 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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