Actual situation 26/04/15 14:50
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.
|Danish Ice report
|Estonian Ice report
|Finnish Ice report
STFI41 EFKL 260800AA BB CC
The ice in the Bay of Bothnia is slowly drifting westward.
In the northern Bay of Bothnia , off Tornio, there is 30-50 cm thick rotten fast ice to Thti. Off the fast ice edge there is 10-45 cm thick ridged close and very close ice to south of Kemi 2. Farther south, mainly open water approximately to the line Merikallat - Farstugrunden. In the central Bay of Bothnia, approximately between Farstugrunden and Nahkiainen, there is 15-40 cm thick, in places ridged, drift ice with varying concentration.
In the northern Lake Saimaa there is rotten ice in places.
Icebreakers: Kontio assists in the Bay of Bothnia.
Restrictions to navigation: Minimum ice class and deadweight required of assisted vessels: Tornio, Kemi and Oulu, IA of more than 2000 tons. Raahe, I and II of more than 2000 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.
Vessels bound for Finnish or Swedish ports with traffic restrictions in the Quark or the Bay of Bothnia shall, 20 nautical miles before Nordvalen Lighthouse, report in accordance with the instructions for winter navigation to Bothnia VTS on VHF channel 67.
|German Ice report
|Latvian Ice report
|Lithuanian Ice report
|Norwegian Ice report
|Polish Ice report
|Russian Ice report
|Swedish Ice report
STSN42 ESWI 261152AA
ISSUED: SUNDAY, APRIL 26, 2015
BAY OF BOTHNIA IN THE NORTHERN ARCHIPELAGOS, ROTTEN LEVEL ICE 20-50 CM. OFF THE LEVEL ICE SOUTH EASTWARDS FROM POHJANTAHTI A 5-15 NAUTICAL MILES WIDE AREA OF ALTERNATELY CLOSE AND OPEN ICE. FURTHER OUT, INSIDE THE AREA DELIMITED BY THE LINE FARSTUGRUNDEN - NORSTROMS GRUND - NAHKIAINEN - MERIKALLAT, OPEN OR VERY OPEN ICE, 20-40 CM. EL SE OPEN WATER. NEXT 24 HOURS W ICE DRIFT.