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Actual situation 04/05/16 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.
Fairway ice legend

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Danish Ice report

No report
 
Estonian Ice report

No report
 
Finnish Ice report

STFI41 EFKL 040756


FINNISH ICE REPORT 04.05.2016

In the Bay of Bothnia the ice drifts to northeast.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there is 20-60 cm thick rotten ice in the archipelago. Farther out there is mainly open water to approximately 15 nautical miles west of Merikallat. In the vicinity of Kemi 2 there are large thick ice floes which have broken off the fast ice. Farther west there is 20-60 cm thick ridged ice with varying concentration approximately to the line Nordstrmsgrund - 20 nautical miles from Nahkiainen to northeast.

The northern Lake Saimaa is ice-free.

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

Alterations to the restrictions: From today onwards minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons and IC and II of more than 3000 tons. From today onwards the restrictions to Raahe are cancelled.

Restrictions to navigation: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA and IB of more than 2000 tons and IC and II of more than 3000 tons.

Vessels bound for Gulf of Bothnia ports in which traffic restrictions apply shall, when passing Svenska Bjrn, report their nationality, name, port of destination, ETA and speed to ICE INFO on VHF channel 84. This report can also be given directly by phone +46 31 699 100.

AA BB CC DD EE
 

Germany  German Ice report

No report
 

Latvian Ice report

No report
 

Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

No report
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
 

Polish Ice report

No report
 

Russian Ice report

No report
 

Swedish Ice report

STSN42 ESWI 041108

5/4/16


SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: WEDNESDAY MAY 4, 2016

BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE N ARCHIPELAGO 30-70 CM ROTTEN FAST ICE OR CLOSE DRIFT ICE . OFF THE FAST ICE OPEN WATER WITH STRIPS, FLOEBITS AND LARGE ICE FLOES OCCURING. AN EXTENSIVE AREA OF 20-50 CM OPEN TO VERY CLOSE ICE IS DELIMITED BY THE LINE KADETTEN - 5M W MERIKALLAT - 25M NW NAHKIAINEN - LESKAR. THE ICE IS CONTINUING TO MELT, DRIFTIN G SLOWLY N.

AA BB CC FF