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Avalanche warning for region Lofoten og Vesterålen Saturday 27.05.2023

Danger level 1 - Low avalanche danger

Favorable conditions. Rain and heat give increased danger of wet avalanches. Glide avalanches are possible.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

Avalanches may release spontaneously on a few steep slopes. Avalanches are relatively harmless to people, but can knock you off balance. Can be dangerous close to terrain traps. (size 1)

Loose snow

Below you can see a description of the current snow cover information and current weather forecast in the mountains. If your observations deviate greatly from what is described here, the warning will not necessarily apply either. Always make your own judgments or stay away from avalanche terrain.

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Friday 26. May 2023

Snøoverflata har vore våt heilt til fjelltopphøgd. Torsdag og fredag kom det litt nysnø i fjellet.

Det gamle snødekket er smelteomvandla

Varierande snøgrense i regionen. På kysten mot storhavet er fjella i stor grad snøfrie, medan det framleis er skiføre aust på Hinnøya og i Vågan.

Mountain weather

Friday 26. May 2023

9 mm precipitation, up to 14 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 600 m a.s.l Friday night. Strong breeze from west, changing to fresh breeze from the west during the evening. -4 °C to 4 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Saturday 27. May 2023

10 mm precipitation, up to 25 mm in the most exposed areas. Precipitation as rain. Fresh breeze from southwest, changing to strong breeze from the southeast during renoon. -3 °C to 4 °C at 700 m a.s.l. Cloudy.


The bulletin is a planning tool and may differ from the actual situation. Always make your own evaluation. To be 100 % avalanche safe, avoid all avalanche terrain.

Avalanche risk assessment

Våte laussnøskred kan bli utløyst når det kjem regn på nysnøen som har kome dei siste dagane. Ver merksam på at der det heng igjen skavlar kan det vere fare for at skavlane kan brekke og falle ned. Der det ligg igjen snø på bratte svaberg kan det også vere fare for glideskred.
Avalanche danger scale Important information for ski touring
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