Risk of avalances in Fagaras and Bucegi Mts. upgraded to Level 2

The risk of avalanches has increased in the past 24 hours, from Level 1 to Level 2 in the Fagaras Mountains (the northern face) and the Bucegi Mountains, to over 1,800 meters altitude, according to the snow report sent by the Sibiu Weather Forecasting Service to AGERPRES on Tuesday.

The Service forecasts a moderate Level 2 risk for Tuesday and Wednesday in the Bucegi and Fagaras mountains at above 1,800 meters.

“The newly-set snow is light, powder type, without adherence to the older, stabilized and frozen layer in the superior part, over which it can glide easily. In the areas where there are substantial deposits, there is a risk of setting off fresh snow avalanches, both spontaneously, as well as due to overload,” the snow report informs.

At an altitude below 1,800 meters, in the Bucegi and Fagaras mountains, the risk of avalanches is set at Level 1, meaning low.

The layer of snow measured on Tuesday morning 1.02 meters at Omu Peak, 74 cm at Balea Lake, 35 cm in Sinaia, 12 cm in Fundata and 9 cm in Predeal.

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