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Actual situation 18/01/18 10:35

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 171043

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT UC5

17.01.2018

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND UP TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND KOTLIN THERE IS VERY CLOSE LEVEL ICE 5-10 CM THICK. UP TO THE LONGITUDE OF CAPE USTINSKIJ THERE IS CLOSE NEW ICE. WESTWARD UP IS ICE-FREE.

NARVA BAY IS NEW ICE. KUNDA BAY IS NEW ICE. MUUGA BAY IS NEW ICE. TALLINN BAY IS NEW ICE.


IN THE PARNU BAY THERE IS CLOSE NEW ICE.

IRBE STRAIT IS ICE FREE.

MOONSUND IS ICE FREE, BUT ON BAYS IS VERY CLOSE DARK NILAS.

AA BB CC
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 170928


FINNISH ICE REPORT 17.01.2018

In the northern Bay of Bothnia a brash ice barrier, difficult to force, has formed at the ice edge.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 20-40 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. Farther out 10-30 cm thick very close ice to Kemi 2. At the ice edge there is a brash ice barrier, difficult to force. Farther out new-ice formation and thin close ice to Kemi 1 and to Merikallat. Off Raahe there is new ice to Raahe lighthouse.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia and the Quark there is 5-20 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Farther out thin very open ice in places and new-ice formation.

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

Restrictions to navigation: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons or IC and II of more than 3000 tons. Raahe, Kalajoki, Kokkola, Pietarsaari and Vaasa, I and II of more than 2000 tons.

Alterations to the restrictions: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels from 22th January: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA and 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.

AA BB CC DD EE FF GG II JJ RR SS TT UU
 

Germany  German Ice report

No report
FF
 

Latvian Ice report

STLV41 UMRR 170900
Latvian ICE REPORT 2018-01-17

PORTS OF RIGA, VENTSPILS AND LIEPAJA ARE ICE FREE. THE FAIRWAY FROM PORT OF RIGA TO LITHUANIAN SEA BORDER IS ICE FREE.

AA BB CC
 

Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

STLT41 EYHM 180900
In the port of Klaipeda is open pack ice. In the entrances to port is very open water. On the fairway Klaipeda - sea border of Latvia is ice free. On the fairway Klaipeda - sea border of Russia is ice free. In the Curionian gulf is compact pack ice.
AA
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
AA CC
 

Polish Ice report

No report
 

Russian Ice report

No report
AA BB CC
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 171340

17/01/18


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: WEDNESDAY JAN 17, 2018

IN THE NORTHERN ARCHIPELAGOES 20-40 CM FAST ICE, IN THE SOUTHERN 10-20 CM. OFF THE FAST ICE A NARROW BELT OF 10-20 CM VERY CLOSE ICE WITH MINOR BRASH ICE BARRIERS. OUT OF THERE, TO THE LINE RODKALLEN - MALOREN, THIN OPEN DRIFT ICE. ON THE FINNISH SIDE, OFF THE FASTICE, 10-20 CM VERY CLOSE ICE OUT TO KEMI 2. FURTHER OUT A BELT WITH 3-10 CM LEVEL ICE OR CLOSE ICE. FURTHER SOUTH ON THE FINNISH SIDE, THIN VERY OPEN ICE OR NEW ICE OFF THE COAST. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUING NEW ICE FORMATION, ICE GROWTH AND SW-W ICE DRIFT.

THE QUARK IN SHELTERED BAYS AND IN VAASA ARCHIPELAGO 5-20 CM FAST ICE. OUT OF THERE ON THE FINNISH SIDE THIN LEVEL ICE OR NEW ICE. A BELT OF BROKEN NEW ICE STRETCHES FROM VAASA ARCHIPELAGO TO HOLMSUND ON THE SWEDISH SIDE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUING NEW ICE FORMATION ALONG THE COASTS. W ICE DRIFT.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA IN SHELTERED BAYS AND ON ANGERMANALVEN 10-30 CM FAST ICE. NEW ICE IS FORMING ALONG THE COASTS.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE COASTS. NEW ICE IS FORMING ALONG THE COASTS.

SEA OF ALAND IN SHELTERED BAYS NEW ICE.

ARCHIPELAGO SEA NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE COAST. NEW ICE IS FORMING CLOSE TO THE COAST.

GULF OF FINLAND NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS ALONG THE FINNISH COAST. IN THE VYBORG BAY THERE IS 2-10 CM LEVEL ICE. NORTH AND EAST OF KOTLIN 5-15 CM VERY CLOSE ICE OR LEVEL ICE. NEXT 24 HOURS CONTINUING NEW ICE FORMATION ALONG THE COASTS.

GULF OF RIGA NEW ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS IN THE VAINAMERI SEA AND THE PARNU BAY.

NORTHERN BALTIC NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS IN THE NORTHERN AND CENTRAL ARCHIPELAGO, AS WELL AS IN THE FAIRWAY TO SODERTALJE.

LAKE MALAREN THIN OPEN ICE OR LEVEL ICE IN THE WESTERN PART AS WELL AS IN THE NORTHERN SOUNDS.

LAKE VANERN NEW ICE IN SHELTERED BAYS.

AA BB CC DD EE FF GG HH II KK UU