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Actual situation 21/01/19 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.
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Danish Ice report

No report
 
Estonian Ice report

STEO10 EEMH 211056

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT UC36

21.01.2019

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND KOTLIN THERE IS THE FAST ICE 25-35 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUHIN THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE 20-30 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE LIGHTHOUSE SHEPELEVSKIJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE, 15-25 CM THICK, ICE UNDER PRESSURE. FURTHER UP TO LONGITUDE ISLAND SESKAR THERE ARE CLOSE DRIFT ICE AND NEW ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.

NARVA BAY THERE IS NEW ICE AND NILAS NEAR THE COAST. KUNDA BAY THERE IS NEW ICE NEAR THE COAST. MUUGA BAY THERE IS OPEN WATER. TALLINN BAY THERE IS NEW ICE NEAR THE COAST.


IN PARNU BAY THERE IS FAST ICE UP TO LINDI-UULU LINE, 5-10 CM THICK, LOCALLY CRACKS IN ICE. FURTHER ON FAIRWAY UP TO LIU-HAADEMEESTE LINE THERE IS VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE AND RIDGED ICE. FURTHER ON UP TO MANILAID-KABLI LINE THERE IS CLOSE DRIFT ICE, UP TO KIHNU-IKLA LINE THERE ARE VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE AND NEW ICE. FURTHER ON THE FAIRWAY UP TO IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE. IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.


IN VAINAMERI THERE IS FAST ICE IN SHALLOW BAYS AND NEAR THE COAST, 8-12, LOCALLY 15-17 CM THICK, LOCALLY CRACKS
IN ICE. FURTHER ON THERE ARE VERY CLOSE DRIFT ICE AND RIDGED ICE.
IN CENTRAL AREA THERE IS CLOSE DRIFT ICE, LOCALLY AREAS OF VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE AND NEW ICE.


ICEBREAKERS: EVA-316 ASSIST TO PORT OF PARNU.

AA BB CC
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 211000


FINNISH ICE REPORT 21.01.2019

New ice formation continues.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia 20-40 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. Off the fast ice edge 20-30 cm thick consolidated ice, ridged in places, approximately to Kemi 3. Farther out approximately to the line Farstugrunden - Ulkokalla, 5-15 cm thick level ice, 20-40 cm thick very close ice and new ice. Southwest from Merikallat, big floes of consolidated shuga difficult to force.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia 10-25 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out 5-20 cm thick close and very close drift ice, new ice and ice formation.

In the Quark new ice. In the Vaasa archipelago 10-25 cm thick fast ice to Storhsten. Farther out to Ensten 5-20 cm thick very close drift ice. Farther out new ice and ice formation.

In the Sea of Bothnia and Gulf of Finland 5-15 cm thick fast ice, new ice and ice formation in the archipelago.

Icebreakers: Otso, Kontio and Polaris assist in the Bay of Bothnia.

Assistance restrictions: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA of more than 2000 tons. Raahe, IB of more than 2000 tons. Kalajoki, Kokkola and Pietarsaari, IC of more than 2000 tons. Vaasa and Kaskinen, II of more than 2000 tons. Loviisa, Mussalo, Kotka and Hamina, II of more than 2000 tons.

Alterations to the assistance restrictions: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels from 26th January: Kalajoki, IB of more than 2000 tons. Kristiinankaupunki, Taalintehdas, Frby, Koverhar, Inkoo, Kantvik, and Lappohja, II of more than 2000 tons. Loviisa, Kotka, and Hamina, IC of more than 2000 tons.

Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which assistance restrictions apply shall, when passing the latitude 60N, 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 10 492 7600.

Vessels bound for ports in the Bay of Bothnia shall report to Bothnia VTS 20 nautical miles before Nordvalen lighthouse on VHF channel 67.

AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II JJ MM NN QQ RR SS TT UU
 

Germany  German Ice report

No report
FF
 

Latvian Ice report

STLV41 UMRR 200900
Latvian ICE REPORT 2019-01-21

IN PORT OF RIGA IS VERY OPEN NEW ICE. PORTS OF VENTSPILS AND LIEPAJA ARE ICE FREE. THE FAIRWAY FROM PORT OF RIGA TO LITHUANIAN BORDER IS ICE FREE. IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.

AA BB CC
 

Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

STLT41 EYHM 210800
In the port of Klaipeda is ice free. 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 northern part of Curonian Gulf along eastern coast is open pack ice, along western coast is ice free.=
AA
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
CC
 

Polish Ice report

No report
 

Russian Ice report

STRS10 RUMS 210900


RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 21.01.2019

Gulf of Finland:
RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 21.01.2019

Gulf of Finland: IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND K OTLIN THERE IS THE FAST ICE 25-35 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBU HIN THERE IS VERY CLOSE FLOATING ICE 20-30 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE LIGHTHO USE SHEPELEVSKIJ THERE IS VERY CLOSE FLOATING ICE, 15-25 CM THICK, ICE UNDER PRE SSURE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE. IN THE TOP OF VYBORG BAY, THERE IS THE FAST ICE 25-30 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE UP TO THE LONGITUDE LIGHTHOUSE NERVA THERE IS CLOSE FLOATING LIGHT NILAS. IN THE STRAIT BJERKESUND THERE IS VERY CLOSE FLOATING LIGHT NILAS. IN THE LUGA BAY THERE IS VERY CLOSE FLOATING DARK AND LIGHT NILAS. M-aM-a 184/5 284/5 35323 45323=

AA BB CC
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 211311

21/01/19


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: MONDAY JAN 21, 2019

IN THE N ARCHIPELAGOES 10-40 CM FAST ICE. AT THE FAST ICE EDGE, A NARROW LEAD WITH NEW ICE HAS OPENED FRON SKELLEFTE BAY TO MALOREN - OULU 1 AND FURTHER SOUTH TOWARDS RAAHE. AT SEA IN THE NORTHERN PART ALTERNATIVELY 5-15 CM LEVEL TO VERY CLOSE ICE. SW OULU 1 SOME HEAVIER FLOES, 20-40 CM WITH RIDGED AREAS. IN SOUTHERN BAY OF BOTHNIA 10-30 CM FAST ICE ALONG THE COAST, AND FURTHER OUT THIN CLOSE DRIFT ICE TO APPROX. 20M OUT. NEXT 24 HOURS ICE GROWTH AND SLOW S-SE ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK ALONG THE COASTS AND IN THE VAASA ARCHIPELAGO 5-25 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. SW NORDVALEN AREAS OF CLOSE DRIFT ICE, UP TO 10 CM. ELSEWHERE MOSTLY NEW ICE OR SHUGA AT SEA. NEXT 24 HOURS ICE GROWTH AND SLOW S, LATER NE ICE DRIFT.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST 5-20 CM FAST OR LEVEL ICE AND NEW ICE. ON THE UPPER ANGERMANALVEN 10-20 CM FAST ICE, ON THE LOWER 5-15 CM LEVEL OR OPEN ICE. ALONG THE FINNISH COAST 5-25 CM FAST ICE WITH NEW ICE FURTHER OUT. NEXT 24 HOURS ICE GROWTH AND GRADUALLY NE ICE DRIFT.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA ON THE SWEDISH COAST THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS, ELSE NEW ICE CLOSE TO THE COAST, MAINLY IN THE GAVLE BAY. ALONG THE FINNISH COAST 5-20 CM FAST ICE WITH NEW ICE FURTHER OUT. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED NEW ICE FORMATION CLOSE TO THE COASTS.

SEA OF ALAND IN SHELTERED BAYS THIN LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED NEW ICE FORMATION CLOSE TO THE COASTS.

ARCHIPELAGO SEA IN SHELTERED BAYS 5-20 CM FAST ICE, LEVEL ICE AND NEW ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED NEW ICE FORMATION CLOSE TO THE COASTS.

LAKE MALAREN IN THE W PART 5-15 CM FAST ICE, THIN LEVEL ICE AND NEW ICE. IN THE EASTERN PART NEW ICE IN BAYS AND AROUND ISLANDS. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUED NEW ICE FORMATION AND ICE GROWTH.

GULF OF FINLAND IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO 5-15 CM FAST ICE, LEVEL ICE AS WELL AS NEW ICE. IN THE ENTRANCES TO VYBORG AND SANKT-PETERBURG 20-40 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. FURTHER OUT NEW ICE OR VERY OPEN ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS ICE GROWTH IN THE E PART.

GULF OF RIGA IN THE VAINAMERI SEA AND THE PARNU BAY 5-12 CM FAST ICE, LEVEL ICE OR VERY CLOSE ICE. FURTHER OUT NEW ICE PAST KIHNU. NEXT 24 HOURS ICE GROWTH AND NEW ICE FORMATION.

NORTHERN BALTIC NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE OCCUR IN SHELTERED BAYS. NEXT 24 HOURS SOME NEW ICE FORMATION IN SHELTERED AREAS.

CENTRAL BALTIC NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE OCCUR IN SHELTERED BAYS TO N OF OSKARSHAMN. NEXT 24 HOURS SOME NEW ICE FORMATION IN SHELTERED AREAS.

SOUTHEASTERN BALTIC THIN LEVEL ICE IN THE CURONIAN LAGOON AND NEW ICE IN THE ENTRANCE TO KALININGRAD. NEXT 24 HOURS UNCHANGED ICE CONDITIONS.

SOUTHERN BALTIC ICE FREE. NEXT 24 HOURS UNCHANGED ICE CONDITIONS.

LAKE VANERN THIN LEVEL ICE ALONG THE COAST FROM KARLSTAD TO OTTERBACKEN AND IN VANERSBORH BAY. ELSEWHERE MAINLY NEW ICE CLOSE TO THE COAST AND IN ACHIPELAGOS. NEXT 24 HOURS NEW ICE FORMATION IN SHELTERED AREAS.

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