Avalanche warning for region Hardanger Sunday 15.05.2022

Danger level 2 - Moderate avalanche danger

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Be careful on steep slopes with soft and wet snow, a skier can trigger avalanches here. Keep distance to cornices and areas with glide-cracks.

Avalanche problems

Wet snow (loose snow avalanches)

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

Wind drifted snow (slab avalanches)

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

Advice

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.

Snow cover (in Norwegian)

Snødekket er preget av mye regn de siste dagene og er smelteomdannet og homogent. Over ca 1000 moh har nedbøren periodevis kommet som snø. Rundt de høyeste toppene kan det ikke utelukkes at det ligger over 50 cm nysnø. I nordhellinger høyt til fjells kan det fortsatt finnes lagdelt vintersnø. Mange steder i fjellet er det fortsatt mye snø, men rygger og rabber har mange steder smelta fram. Snøgrensa nærmer seg tregrensa mange steder, høyest i bratt sørvendt.

På Røldalsfjellet (1000 moh) har det kommet ca 80 mm nedbør siste 5 dager både som regn og snø.

Mountain weather, 14.05.2022

5 mm precipitation, up to 10 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1200 m a.s.l Saturday night. Strong breeze from west, changing to fresh breeze from the west during the evening. -4 °C to 0 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

Mountain weather, 15.05.2022

3 mm precipitation, up to 8 mm in the most exposed areas. Rain up to 1500 m a.s.l during the afternoon. Breeze from northwest. -3 °C to 3 °C at 1400 m a.s.l. Partly cloudy.

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