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Fiordland

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Issued at 24/09/2016 6:51am. Valid till 27/09/2016 6pm

Fiordland

Mountain
Current avalanche advisory
High Alpine

Above 2000 meters

Alpine

1000 to 2000 meters

Sub Alpine

Below 1000 meters

Avalanche Danger Scale
Avalanche Danger Scale
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Primary Avalanche Danger

Dangerous Aspects
high
Danger Rose
1
Highest Danger Rating
Likelihood
indicator
gauge
Certain
Likely
Unlikely
Size
indicator
gauge
Largest
Small
Trend
indicator
gauge
Increasing
No change
Decreasing
Time of day
clock
Time of day
11am - 5pm
Alpine level
High Alpine: Above 2000m
Alpine: 1000 to 2000m
Low Alpine: Below 1000m
Description:
Lose wet avalanches may become active on sunny slopes, particularly during the heat of the day. Often these funnel into terrain traps such as gullies. Take note of what is happening on the slopes above you. Avoid being under cliff bands.

Recent Avalanche Activity

Recent Avalanche Activity
Small loose wet avalanche activity on sunny slopes - Northern Fiordland 19/9/16. No recent observations

Current Snowpack Conditions

Current Snowpack Conditions
Below 1800m the snowpack has been rain soaked and the effects of the sun are evident. Glide cracks have opened up on all aspect with slides to ground on steep slopes. Above 1800m the snow pack is generally well consolidated.

Mountain Weather

Mountain Weather
Fine days with light wind in the forecast. Freezing level around 2000m


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Sliding Danger

Slide For Life

A slippery icy surface, from the overnight freeze will exist, until the sun softens things during the day.

Forecast by Brenda George

Avalanche Forecast Regions:
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