Avalanche bulletin - Southwest corner (experimental)

  • Sat Jan 16

    Moderate danger
  • Sun Jan 17

    Moderate danger
  • Mon Jan 18

    Considerable danger

A little new snow added on Thursday but snow cover is mostly stable. New snow is expected in mountains in some snowshowers during the next few 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

A snowpit in Bláfjöll shows a thin layer of new snow on top of moist older snow. The snow was stable, but the snow cover can be less stable in steeper slopes in confined gullies. New snow is expected in the next few days, increasing the chance of avalanches, especially in easterly and southerly facing slopes.

Recent avalanches

No reports of new avalanches.

Weather forecast

North and northwest 8-13 m/s on Saturday with sleet or snow showers in mountains. More westerly wind on Sunday but ongoing stiff winds and showers of snow in mountains. Becoming dry on Monday and colder weather in light northerly wind.

Forecast made: 15 Jan 15:08 GMT. Valid until: 18 Jan 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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