Actual situation 19/03/18 19:50
An automated collection of the latest international ice reports and
a graphic representation of the ice situation on the fairways.
The colors show the status of the reports:
black is a report from today,
blue a report from yesterday and
green shows that there is no report within the last two days
(meaning no ice or no report!).
The fairways denominations after the report (AA, BB, ...) are a link to a representation of the ice conditions of the last 10 days on the respective fairway. Each day is given by a bar, the height gives the ice thickness, the color the ice concentration and symbols below give information about rafted or ridged ice. A ? denotes missing information.
|Danish Ice report
|Estonian Ice report
STEO10 EEMH 190949AA BB CC
ESTONIAN ICE REPORT UC6619.03.2018
GULF OF FINLAND
UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND BOLSHOY BERESOVIJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE, HUMMOCKED ICE AND NEW ICE. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF LIGHTHOUSE MOHNI THERE IS BIG AND MEDIUM ICE FLOES 20-30 CM THICK, HUMMOCKED ICE, OPEN ICE, MEDIUM AND SMALL FLOES 15-25 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF HANKO THERE IS OPEN ICE, MEDIUM AND SMALL FLOES 15-25 CM THICK. FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY THERE IS OPEN WATER AND DRIFTING ICE FLOES.
NARVA BAY THERE IS NARROW BELT OF VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE NEAR THE COAST, FURTHER ON FAIRWAY THERE IS OPEN DRIFT ICE. KUNDA BAY THERE IS NARROW BELT OF VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE NEAR THE COAST, FURTHER ON FAIRWAY THERE IS OPEN DRIFT ICE, HUMMOCKED ICE. MUUGA BAY THERE IS OPEN DRIFT ICE. TALLINN BAY THERE IS OPEN WATER.
PARNU BAY UP TO LINE MANILAID-VOISTE THERE IS 20-30 CM THICK FAST ICE, LOCALLY HUMMOCKED ICE. FURTHER ON FAIRWAY UP TO KIHNU THERE IS VERY CLOSE AND CLOSE DRIFT ICE 10-25 CM THICK AND HUMMOCKED ICE AND LOCALLY FLOODED ICE. FROM KIHNU UP TO LONGITUDE PORT VIRTSU THERE IS OPEN WATER AND VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. FURTHER ON FAIRWAY UP TO IRBE STRAIT THERE IS VERY CLOSE AND CLOSE DRIFT ICE AND BIG FLOES.
IRBE STRAIT THERE IS VERY CLOSE AND CLOSE DRIFT ICE. VAINAMERI THERE IS FAST ICE 15-30 CM THICK.
NAVIGATION DIFFICULT FOR UNSTRENGTHENED OR LOW-POWERED
VESSELS BUILT OF IRON OR STEEL.
|Finnish Ice report
STFI41 EFKL 191011AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II JJ KK LL MM NN OO PP QQ RR SS TT UU
The ice drifts eastward in all sea areas and in the Bay of Bothnia pressure occurs in the ice field.
In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 40-70 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. At the fast ice edge there is 30-50 cm thick ridged consolidated ice to southwest of Kemi 1 and to Oulu 1. Farther out a 10-20 nautical miles wide new-ice covered lead from Malren to northwest of Raahe. Farther south 20-50 cm thick rafted and ridged ice.
In the southern Bay of Bothnia 30-50 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the ice edge there is ridged ice zone, very difficult to force. Farther out 30-50 cm thick ridged very close ice. Ice pressure occurs in the ice field.
In the Quark , north of Nordvalen, 15-30 cm thick ridged very close ice. South of Nordvalen open water. In the Vaasa archipelago 30-50 cm thick fast ice to Ensten. Further to Norrskr 15-30 cm thick level ice.
In the northern Sea of Bothnia 20-40 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the fast ice edge there is a 5-10 nautical miles wide zone with thin open ice. At the ice edge there is compact brash ice. Farther out open water.
In the southern Sea of Bothnia 15-35 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. At the ice edge there is compact brash ice in places. Farther out open water.
In the Sea of land open water.
In the Archipelago Sea 10-35 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. In the outer archipelago 10-20 cm thick level ice to Ut. Father out new ice and very open ice approximately to the line Svenska Bjrn - Osmussaar.
In the western Gulf of Finland 15-40 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 5-20 cm thick very open ice.
In the eastern Gulf of Finland 20-45 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 5-20 cm thick open and very open drift ice. Off the Estonian coast, eastward from Loksa, 15-30 cm thick close ice.
Icebreakers: Kontio, Polaris and Urho assist in the northern Bay of Bothnia. Otso, Fennica and Sisu assist in the southern Bay of Bothnia. Zeus assists in the Quark. Voima and Nordica assist in the Gulf of Finland.
Restrictions to navigation: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA of more than 4000 tons, and minimum cargo of 2000 tons per port. Raahe, Kalajoki, Kokkola and Pietarsaari, IA of more than 4000 tons. Vaasa, IA of more than 2000 tons. Kaskinen, IA or IB of more than 2000 tons. Kristiinankaupunki, Pori, Rauma and Uusikaupunki, IA or IB of more than 2000 tons and IC or II of more than 3000 tons. Naantali and Turku, I or II of more than 2000 tons. Hanko, IA or IB of more than 2000 tons and IC or II of more than 3000 tons. Taalintehdas, Frby, Koverhar, Inkoo, Kantvik, Helsinki, Skldvik, Loviisa, Kotka and Hamina, IA or IB of more than 2000 tons.
Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which traffic restrictions apply shall, when passing the latitude 6000'N, report their nationality, name, port of destination, ETA and speed to ICE INFO on VHF channel 78. This report can also be given directly by phone +46 31 699 100.
Vessels bound for ports in the Bay of Bothnia shall report to Bothnia VTS on VHF channel 67 20 NM before Nordvalen lighthouse.
The traffic separation schemes in the Quark and Gulf of Finland, south of Kalbdagrund, are temporarily out of use.
|German Ice report
STDL20 EDZW 190900AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II KK LL
New ice has formed.
North Sea: In the area around Sylt open water occurs locally. In the harbour of Tönning very close ice and further out very open ice and open water occur.
Western Baltic Sea:: In Flensburg, Schleswig and Heiligenhafen open water occurs.
Southern Baltic Sea: In the harbour of Rostock open new ice is present. The Darss-Zingster Bodden Chain is mostly covered by very open, close and very close thin ice. Between Rügen and Hiddensee there is close to very close and locally very open ice up to 10 cm thick. The Strelasund is covered by close to very close ice in the north and by open water in the south. In the Greifswalder Bodden there is a belt of open to very close ice at the south-western coast, else there is very open and close thin or new ice. On the southern Peene Strait, close to very close new ice has formed. In the German part of the Szczecin Lagoon, there is locally open to close ice.
Outlook There may be light new ice formation in shallow and sheltered areas.
|Latvian Ice report
STLV41 UMRR 190900AA BB CC
Latvian ICE REPORT 2018-03-19
IN PORT OF RIGA IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. IN PORT OF VENTSPILS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE . IN PORT OF LIEPAJA IS ICE FREE. THE FAIRWAY FROM PORT OF RIGA TO MERSRAGS IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. THE FAIRWAY FR OM MERSRAGS TO KOLKA IS CLOSE AND VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE. IN THE IRBE STRAIT VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE. THE FAIRWAY FROM IRBE STRAIT TO VENTSPILS IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. FAIRWAY FROM VENTSPILS TO LITHUANIAN BORDER IS ICE FREE.
RESTRICTIONS TO NAVIGATION: ICE NAVIGATION IS ESTABLISHED IN IRBE STRAIT AND GULF OF RIGA FROM 25 FEBRUARY 2 018. NAVIGATION OF BARGES UNDER TOW IS NOT PERMITTED. BEFORE ENTERING IRBE STRAIT FROM THE BALTIC SEA, ALL VESSELS MUST REPORT TO ICEB REAKER 'VARMA/YLKV', VHF CHANNEL 16 OR 13, MOBILE PHONE +37129341982, +37128362968; FAX +37129344270 E-MAIL VARMA@RBFLOTE.LV AND FOLLOW RECEIVED RECOMMENDATIONS.
|Lithuanian Ice report
STLT41 EYHM 190800AA
In the port of Klaipeda is very open pack ice. In the entrances to port of Klaipeda is ice free. On the fairway Klaipeda - sea border of Latvia is ice free. On the fairway Klaipeda - sea border of Russia is ice free. In the Curonian Gulf there is fast ice 20-25 cm thick and partially broken.
|Norwegian Ice report
No reportBB CC
|Polish Ice report
STPL42 SOWR 191200AA BB CC
POLISH ICE REPORT 19.03.18 No. 32
Vistula Lagoon - Tolkmicko - compact pack ice, 5-15 cm thick Darlowo Harbour - ice free Firth of Szczecin - very open ice
Zalew Wislany - Tolkmicko - calkowicie zwarta kra, 5-15 cm grubosci Port Darlowo - wolny od lodu Zalew Szczecinski - bardzo luzna kra =
|Russian Ice report
STRS10 RUMS 190900AA BB CC
Gulf of Finland:
Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE DIKE THE RE IS FAST ICE 30-40 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE CAPE STIRSUDDEN THERE IS CLOSE ICE 20-25 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND MOTSHJNYJ THERE I S VERY CLOSE BIG AND MEDIUM FLOES 20-30 CM THICK, HUMMOCKED ICE. UP TO THE LONGI TUDE OF THE LIGHTHOUSE MOHNI OPEN MEDIUM AND SMALL FLOES 15-25 CM THICK. UP TO T HE LONGITUDE OF THE HANKO THERE IS OPEN MEDIUM AND SMALL FLOES 15-25 CM THICK. W ESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE VYBORG BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 20-35 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE THERE IS VER Y OPEN ICE 20-25 CM THICK. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS FAST ICE 25-35 CM THICK. IN THE LUGA BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 15-30 CM THICK. M-aM-a 184/4 284/4 384/4 45315 55335 65345 72343 83223=
|Swedish Ice report
STSN42 ESWI 191340AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II KK LL MM NN OO PP TT UU
ISSUED: MONDAY MAR 19, 2018
IN THE NORTHERN ARCHIPELAGOS 40-70 CM FAST ICE, IN THE SOUTHERN 30-50 CM. A NARROW LEAD WITH OPEN WATER HAS FORMED ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST UP TO MALOREN. FROM MALOREN TO RAAHE A 15-20 M WIDE LEAD WITH LEVEL ICE. AT SEA MOSTLY 30-50 CM THICK CONSOLIDATED OR VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE WITH RIDGED AREAS, BUT CLOSE TO THE FINNISH COAST 15-30 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS E-S ICE DRIFT.
THE QUARK CLOSE TO THE COASTS, IN VAASA ARCHIPELAGO AND OUT TO HOLMOARNA UP TO 30-50 CM FAST ICE. EAST OF HOLMOARNA 30-50 CM VERY CLOSE ICE, BUT A NARROW LEAD HAS FORMED THROUGH THE PASSAGE. S OF NORDVALEN A VAST AREA WITH OPEN WATER OR THIN OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS E-S ICE DRIFT.
NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA CLOSE TO THE SWEDISH COAST 15-40 CM FAST ICE OR CONSOLIDATED VERY CLOSE ICE. ON THE FINNISH COAST 20-45 CM FAST ICE, WITH THIN CLOSE ICE OUT OF THERE. ON ANGERMANALVEN 25-50 CM FAST ICE. AT SEA AN AREA OF 10-25 CM VERY CLOSE ICE, AND IN THE W PART VERY OPEN ICEICE. IN THE SE PART THIN OPEN ICE OR OPEN WATER. NEXT 24 HOURS STRONG E-S ICE DRIFT.
SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA CLOSE TO THE SWEDISH COAST 15-30 CM FAST ICE WITH A BAND OF CONSOLIDATED VERY CLOSE ICE AND NEW ICE OUT OF THERE. AT SEA IN THE NW PART 10-25 CLOSE OR VERY CLOSE ICE. ON THE FINNISH SIDE 15-45 CM FAST ICE WITH NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE OUT OF THERE. FURTHER OUT MOSTLY ICE FREE. NEXT 24 HOURS STRONG E-S ICE DRIFT.
SEA OF ALAND IN BAYS AND ARCHIPELAGOS 5-20 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE, WITH CONSOLIDATED VERY CLOSE ICE OR BRASH ICE AT THE EDGE. AT SEA OPEN WATER, BUT STRINGS OF OPEN ICE OCCUR. NEXT 24 HOURS E-S ICE DRIFT.
ARCHIPELAGO SEA IN THE INNER PART OF THE ARCHIPELAGO 15-35 CM FAST ICE, IN THE OUTER PART 5-20 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NO MAJOR CHANGES. NEXT 24 HOURS E-S ICE DRIFT.
GULF OF FINLAND IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGOS, VYBORG BAY AND E OF KOTLIN 15-40 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. OUT OF THERE TO THE LINE NAISSAAR - HOGLAND - SCHEPELEVSKI NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE. SOUTH OF THE LINE 15-30 CM OPEN TO VERY CLOSE ICE, BUT W OF MUUGA 5-20 CM VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS E ICE DRIFT.
GULF OF RIGA IN THE VAINAMERI SEA, PARNU BAY AND S OF SAAREMAA 10-25 CM FAST ICE OR VERY CLOSE ICE. IN THE W PART UP TO 20 CM CLOSE OR VERY CLOSE ICE. IN THE CENTRAL AND E PARTS NEW ICE, THIN LEVEL OR VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS E ICE DRIFT.
NORTHERN BALTIC IN SHELTERED BAYS 5-20 CM FAST ICE. IN THE ARCHIPELAGO NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE. ELSE MOSTLY ICE FREE. NEXT 24 HOURS E-S ICE DRIFT.
LAKE MALAREN IN THE W PART 15-35 CM FAST ICE, IN THE E PART 10-25 CM FAST ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NO CHANGES.
CENTRAL BALTIC CLOSE TO THE COAST THIN LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE. IN KALMAR STRAIT BRASH ICE ALONG THE MAINLAND COAST, FURTHER OUT VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS E-S ICE DRIFT.
SOUTHEASTERN BALTIC IN THE SE LAGOONS 5-35 CM FAST ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NO CHANGES.
SOUTHERN BALTIC IN SHELTERED SWEDISH BAYS NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE. IN THE KARLSKRONA ARCHIPELAGO OPEN OR CLOSE ICE AND VERY OPEN SHUGA. SOUTH OF RUGEN 5-15 CM VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS NO CHANGES.
SOUTHWESTERN BALTIC IN SHELTERED BAYS AND AROUND SOME ISLANDS CLOSE OR OPEN ICE OCCUR. NEXT 24 HOURS NO CHANGES.
THE SOUND ICE FREE.
THE BELTS IN SHELTERED BAYS AND AROUND SOME ISLANDS OPEN ICE OCCUR. NEXT 24 HOURS NO CHANGES.
LAKE VANERN IN SHELTERED BAYS 5-20 CM LEVEL OR FAST ICE. OUT OF THERE BELTS WITH NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE. IN CENTRAL PART OF VARMLANDSSJON ICE FREE. IN THE W HALF OF DALBOSJON AND IN THE LURO ARCHIPELAGO, 5-20 CM LEVEL OR VERY CLOSE ICE, IN THE E DALBOSJON NEW ICE OR THIN OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS E-S ICE DRIFT.
KATTEGATT ICE FREE.
SKAGERRAK IN SHELTERED BAYS OPEN OR CLOSE ICE OCCUR. NEXT 24 HOURS NO CHANGES.