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Avalanche warning for region Svartisen Sunday 28.05.2023

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

Be careful in areas with fresh wind-deposited snow at higher elevations. A few small wet loose snow avalanches can occur under the zero degree line.

Avalanche problems

New snow (slab avalanches)

You can trigger avalanches on some steep slopes. Avalanches can get large enough to bury or even kill you (size 2).

Buried weak layer of new snow

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)

Saturday 27. May 2023

I høyden har det kommet en del nysnø de siste dagene. Snøgrensen varierer i regionen og er høyest i sørvendte hellinger og lengst ut mot kysten. Snøen er i hovedsak grovkornet smelteomvandlet snø som er våt etter regn og mildvær.

Mountain weather

Saturday 27. May 2023

15 mm precipitation, up to 35 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1200 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Strong breeze from southeast. -6 °C to 1 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Cloudy.

Sunday 28. May 2023

18 mm precipitation, up to 40 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 800 m a.s.l Sunday night. Moderate gale from south, changing to moderate gale from the southwest during the afternoon. -2 °C to 2 °C at 1100 m a.s.l. Partly 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

Over mildværsgrensen har det kommet endel snø, og det vil være mulig å løse ut skred i fokksnøen som finnes der. Men, den stabiliserer seg sannsynligvis kjapt i relativ milde temperaturer.

Under mildværsgrensen kan våte løssnøskred løsne lett eller av seg selv, men her har sannsynligvis snødekket stabilisert seg noe etter regn siste døgn.

Der det fortsatt er igjen skavler kan det være fare for skavlbrudd. Enkelte glideskred kan forekomme der det ligger igjen snø på bratte svaberg.
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