Avalanche bulletin - Tröllaskagi

  • Sat Nov 28

    Considerable danger
  • Sun Nov 29

    Considerable danger
  • Mon Nov 30

    Considerable danger

Weak layers are found in the snow cover and new windslabs are unstable. Many avalanches have released in the area over the last days.

The avalanche bulletin is at a regional scale. It does not necessarily represent avalanche danger in urban areas.

Avalanche problems in the area

A weak layer seem to persist in the snowcover in upper part of mountains

Snow layers and snow cover

Southerly winds on the night before Thursday and temperature rose to 8° in lowlands. The thaw may have reached up to 800 m a.s.l. but did not reach the highest mountaintops. It seems like the thaw did not distroy the existing weak layer in the snow cover. Strong SW-wind on Thursday with little precipitation along the coast but probably more in the mountains. However, snowdrift occurred in upper part of mountains forming new slabs that seem unstable.

Recent avalanches

Small wet avalances releashed the night before Thursday when the thaw reached up high in the mountains. On Friday dry avalanches fell over and near the road by Ólafsfjarðarmúli, and in the vicinity of Ólafsfjörður. Sizes 1 and 2.

Weather forecast

Strong southwesterly winds but little precipitation on Saturday. Calms down druing the evening and the wind turns to ENE-direction on Sunday morning. Calm northerly winds on Sunday and Monday with snow showers.

Forecast made: 27 Nov 17:54 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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