Flood and landslide forecast

Debris avalanches, debris flows and slushflows warning yellow level for Nord-Norge (NVE)

Published: Valid: to 2020-06-01 06:59 AM Next forecast before:



Relatively high temperatures causes significant snowmelting. Groundwater and soil moisture are high.

The soil is water-saturated. The issued warning is in the lower part of the warning level. Steep slopes, as well as streams and river with high discharge, are particularly exposed. Risk of slushflows is especially high in areas with more than 50 cm snow. The snow may in some places be fully water-saturated. Slushflows are triggered even in relatively gentle slopes, where water accumulates. Slushflows follow terrain depressions and may develop into debris flows.
Danger decrease Monday morning 15. Jun. 2020
Altitude 0 - 1800 masl
Consequence Some landslides are expected. A few large events may occur. Exposed roads may be closed. Debris avalanches/shallow slides: Soil slides and rapid movement of saturated soil in steep terrain. Debris flows: A "flood" of water, soil and rocks in steep creeks. Surface runoff in steep terrain can cause streams to change regular flow patterns. Slushflows: A flow of waterlogged snow. These landslides can start in relatively flat terrain and seek towards streams and steep slopes.
Advice Keep yourself updated about the development of the weather, the landslide and flood situation. Keep away from steep slopes, as well as streams and rivers with high discharge.
Warning level meaning Challenging situation which requires monitoring and may cause local damages. Yellow level is the lowest of our warning levels.

The warnings are valid from 07.00  - 07.00.

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