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Storm- and ava­lan­che war­nings in Lon­gye­ar­by­en

The wea­ther fore­cast for the next 2 days pro­mi­ses storm and snow for Lon­gye­ar­by­en. The hig­hest wind speeds are expec­ted for Thurs­day night with velo­ci­ties up to 26 met­res per second (90 km/h or 60 mph, force 10 on the Beau­fort sca­le).

The­se con­di­ti­ons mean that the­re will be a very high risk of ava­lan­ches.

Public insti­tu­ti­ons such as schools will remain clo­sed and hou­ses in seve­ral are­as in Lon­gye­ar­by­en will be evacua­ted from Thurs­day 8 a.m. This con­cerns hou­ses in way 228 and on the west side of the road in Nyby­en, accor­ding to orders issued by the Sys­sel­man­nen. More than 100 per­sons are con­cer­ned by the­se evacua­tions.

Longyearbyen storm and avalanche warnings

Wea­ther fore­cast accor­ding to yr.no for Lon­gye­ar­by­en: Storm, snow and ava­lan­che risk.

Ever­y­bo­dy is reques­ted to take due pre­cau­ti­ons and to stay away from are­as expo­sed to ava­lan­che risk.

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