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Overview 05.02.2016

The northern Bay of Bothnia is mostly covered with fast ice, level, very close or new ice, except for a small spot in the center. In the Vaasa archipelagos there is fast ice and level ice. In less sheltered areas there is open water or very open drift ice. In the northern part of the Gulf of Finland and in the Gulf of Riga fast ice is present in the archipelagos. Off this, very close ice followed by very open ice can be found. In the southern and western Baltic Sea, sea ice is only left in places. In sheltered areas along the Norwegian coast there is some ice in places.