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Up to 45 cm thick fast ice is present in the archipelagos of the northern Bay of Bothnia. Further out, there is mostly up to 25 cm thick, partly ridged, close to very close ice down to about 64┬░50ÔÇÖN. In the southern Bay of Bothnia and Norra Kvarken, up to 15cm thick level ice and new ice are present along the coast. In the Sea of Bothnia, there is thin level ice and new ice along the coasts. In the Gulf of Finland thin level ice in the northern archipelagos and in the eastern and northeastern bays there is up to 35cm thick fast ice with few miles of very close ice further out. In the northern part of the Gulf of Riga, there is mostly thin level ice. Down to the western Baltic and the Skagerrak ice is present in some sheltered areas.

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┬ę 2020 Baltic Sea Ice Services - Marina Kirchhoff (BSH Rostock/Germany)
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