Avalanche forecast for Hardanger Wednesday 2021-05-19

Highest danger level per day:

Be careful on steep slopes with soft and wet snow and with fresh slabs at altitude, a skier can trigger avalanches here, or they can release when the temperature increases. Persistent weak layers buried in the old snowpack can cause large naturally released avalanches.

Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid staying for a longer period in terrain steeper than 30 degrees. Avoid also runout zones.
Illustrasjon av ferdselsråd Avoid terrain traps.

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Loose snow

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2 - Medium
Low additional load
Specific steep slopes

Wet snow (slab avalanches)

Water pooling in/above snow layers

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3 - Large
Spontaneous release
Isolated steep slopes

What are avalanche problems?

Observations the last 3 days (map placed)

0-4 mm precipitation.
Breeze from west.
-2 °C to 2 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.

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3 mm precipitation, up to 8 mm in the most exposed areas.
Breeze from west.
-4 °C to 2 °C at 1400 m a.s.l.
Partly cloudy.

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Observations the last 3 days

Hardanger / Kvinnherad


18.05.2021 kl. 18:53

671 masl

CatoLeganger@obskorps (***)

Image Of Snow Cover
Image 1 of 1 Of:  Snow Cover Copyright:  CatoLeganger@obskorps Comment:  Utsikt mot vestvendt side av Melderskin 1426 moh. Lite snø att. Har gått ut ein del glideskred. Disse går kvart år, men mindre masse i år ifht i fjor.

Snow Cover

No snowdrift


No precipitation 7 °C 80% clouds Enkelte regnbyger i løpet av dagen i dag.

ObsID: 273728

Hardanger / Ullensvang


16.05.2021 kl. 11:59

1198 masl

CatoLeganger@obskorps (***)

Snow Cover

No snowdrift Wet loose snow Wet Litt fuktig nysnø over 1300 moh.


Sleet 2 °C 100% clouds

Avalanche Activity

16. May. During the day (+02:00) No avalanche activity

ObsID: 272493

The bulletin does not include a detailed text about the avalanche conditions. This is only given in Norwegian. Translate it using google translate if you like. The text result will be informative, and most likely amusing

For planning your trip and recognizing avalanche terrain, use maps.

Norway has 1:50 000 maps for the whole country. Maps can be bought at bookstores and sports shops, or printed from the net.

For slope angle maps, download the app Varsom Regobs on App Store | Google Play or see our slope angle map at senorge.no ("helning" means slope angle).

Modelled snowpack and historic and current weather information can be found on the webpage senorge.no. This site uses information from the weather stations and interpolate values from the stations for gridded maps.

Detailed weather forecast can be found online at www.yr.no or www.storm.no. Yr.no is also in English, but the weather in text format is only given in Norwegian.