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Actual situation 03/03/24 15:55

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

ESTONIAN ICE REPORT FC97

3.03.2024 ----

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBOURS OF THE PORT SAINT-PETERSBURG AND ON THE FAIRWAY UP TO LONGITUDE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBUKHIN IS 45-55 CM THICK FAST ICE. FURTER OUT UP TO ISLAND SESKAR IS NORTHWARDS 10-35 CM THICK VERY CLOSE ICE, SOUTHWARDS IS VERY OPEN ICE. FURTHER OUT UP TO ISLAND MOSHCHNY IS OPEN WATER. WESTWARDS IS ICE-FREE. NARVA BAY IS ICE-FREE.

IN MOONSUND NEAR THE COAST IS FAST ICE 20-35 CM THICK. ON THE FAIRWAY UP TO LINE VOHILAID-RUMPO IS OPEN ICE, FURTHER OUT IS VERY CLOSE ICE 10-30 CM THICK.

IN PARNU BAY UP TO LINE LINDI-TAHKURANNA IS FAST ICE 25-45 CM THICK. FURTHER OUT UP TO LINE ISLAND MANILAID-VOISTE IS VERY CLOSE ICE. FURTHER OUT IS VERY OPEN ICE UP TO SORGU ISLAND. WESTWARDS IS ICE-FREE.

IN IRBE STRAIT IS ICE-FREE.

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Finnish Ice report

FINNISH ICE REPORT 03.03.2024

The ice situation is unchanged.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia 40-70 cm thick fast ice and consolidated ice to Kemi 3, Oulu 3 and Raahe lighthouse. Farther out, 30-70 cm thick ridged, very close ice. The ice field is in places very difficult to force.

In the southern Bay of Bothnia 30-55 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. Off the coast, from Nahkiainen to the Quark 10-35 cm thick very open ice.

In the Quark northwest of the line Sydostbrotten - Nordvalen, 15-50 cm thick ridged very close ice. There is a brash ice barrier at the ice edge. In the vicinity of Nordvalen area of close ice. In the Vaasa archipelago 35-60 cm thick fast ice to Ensten. Farther out mostly open water.

In the Bothnian Sea 20-55 cm thick fast ice in the archipelago. At the fast ice edge shuga in places. Farther out open water.

In the Archipelago Sea 25-50 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago and 10-30 cm thick ice in the outer archipelago.

In the western Gulf of Finland 10-40 cm thick fast ice in the inner archipelago. On the Porkkalanselkä and off Helsinki, 10-25 cm thick very close ice.

In the eastern Gulf of Finland 30-60 cm thick fast ice and level ice in the archipelago. Farther out 10-35 cm thick, in places ridged, very close ice approximately to the line Porvoo lighthouse - Kotka lighthouse. East of Moshnyi 10-35 cm thick drift ice with varying concentration.

In the Lake Saimaa 30-50 cm thick ice.

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Germany  German Ice report

No report
 

Latvian Ice report

LATVIAN ICE REPORT

2024-03-01

PORTS OF RIGA, VENTSPILS AND LIEPAJA ARE ICE FREE. THE FAIRWAY FROM PORT OF RIGA TO LITHUANIAN BORDER IS ICE FREE, IN IRBE STRAIT IS OPEN WATER.

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Lithuania Lithuanian Ice report

No report
 

Norway Norwegian Ice report

No report
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Polish Ice report

No report
 

Russian Ice report

RUSSIAN ICE REPORT 01.03.2024

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE HARBORS OF THE PORT OF ST.PETERSBURG AND IN THE SECTION OF THE FAIRWAY TO THE LONGITUDE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBYKHIN THERE IS FAST ICE 45-55 CM THICK. IN THE NORTH FROM LONGITUDE CAPE STIRSUDDEN TO LONGITUDE HELSINKI IS VERY CLOSE ICE. FROM LONGITUDE LIGHTHOUSE TOLBYKHIN TO LONGITUDE OF THE ISLAND MALYJ IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. UP YO IS CLEAR.

IN THE VYBORG BAY THERE IS FAST ICE 35-45 CM THICK. IN THE ENTRANCE IS VERY CLOSE ICE. IN THE BJERKESUND STRAIT, IS FAST ICE 35-45 CM. IN THE ENTRANCE IS IS VERY CLOSE ICE.

IN THE LUGA AND KOPORSK BAY IS VERY OPEN DRIFT ICE. A THIN STRIP ALONG THE SHORE IS FAST ICE.

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Swedish Ice report

SWEDISH ICE REPORT

ISSUED: SUNDAY MAR 3, 2024

BAY OF BOTHNIA
IN THE BAYS AND ARCHIPELAGOS 25-70 CM FAST ICE. AT SEA IN THE NORTH 30-70 CM VERY CLOSE, RAFTED AND RIDGED ICE. SOUTH OF THE LINE PITEA - KALAJOKI SOME AREAS WITH 10-35 CM CLOSE TO VERY CLOSE ICE, OTHERWISE OPEN WATER OR VERY OPEN ICE.
NEXT 24 HOURS MAINLY UNCHANGED CONDITIONS.

THE QUARK
IN VAASA ARCHIPELAGO 20-60 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST 10-40 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. AT SEA STRINGS WITH 10-35 CM CLOSE TO VERY CLOSE, RIDGED ICE. OTHERWISE OPEN WATER OR ICE FREE.
NEXT 24 HOURS MAINLY UNCHANGED CONDITIONS.

NORTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA
ALONG THE COASTS 15-55 CM FAST ICE. IN N ONTO THE SWEDISH SIDE, 10-50 CM CLOSE TO VERY CLOSE, RAFTED ICE. AT THE ICE EDGE MINOR BRASH ICE BARRIERS. ON THE FINNISH SIDE 10-30 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. ON ANGERMANALVEN 15-40 CM FAST ICE. AT SEA ICE FREE.
NEXT 24 HOURS MAINLY UNCHANGED CONDITIONS.

SOUTHERN SEA OF BOTHNIA
ALONG THE COASTS 10-45 CM FAST OR VERY CLOSE ICE. FURTHER OUT ON THE FINNISH SIDE SOM E OPEN WATER. AT SEA ICE FREE.
NEXT 24 HOURS MAINLY UNCHANGED CONDITIONS.

SEA OF ALAND
IN INNER BAYS 5-20 CM FAST OR THIN LEVEL ICE.
NEXT 24 HOURS MAINLY UNCHANGED CONDITIONS.

ARCHIPELAGO SEA
IN THE INNER ARCHIPELAGO 25-50 CM FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT 10-30 CM FAST ICE. AT SEA THIN LEVEL ICE AND OPEN WATER.
NEXT 24 HOURS MAINLY UNCHANGED CONDITIONS.

LAKE MALAREN
IN MALAREN 10-30 CM FAST ICE.
NEXT 24 HOURS MELTING CONDITIONS BUT NO MAJOR CHANGE EXPECTED.

GULF OF FINLAND
IN THE FINNISH ARCHIPELAGO 10-60 CM FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT THIN LEVEL ICE OR 10-30 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. IN THE VYBORG BAY AND OUTSIDE ST PETERBURG 35-55 CM FAST ICE. AT SEA IN THE EASTERN PART 10-35 CM VERY CLOSE ICE AND OPEN WATER.
NEXT 24 HOURS MAINLY UNCHANGED CONDITIONS.

GULF OF RIGA
IN THE BAYS OF VAINAMERI 20-35 CM FAST ICE. AT SEA IN VAINAMERI 10-30 CM VERY CLOSE ICE. IN PARNU BAY 25-45 CM FAST ICE. FURTHER OUT 5-20 CM CLOSE TO VERY CLOSE ICE. OTHERWISE SOME THIN DRIFT ICE.
NEXT 24 HOURS MELTING CONDITIONS BUT NO MAJOR CHANGE EXPECTED.

NORTHERN BALTIC
ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST AND IN THE ARCHIPELAGO 5-15 CM FAST ICE, THIN LEVEL ICE OR OPEN WATER.
NEXT 24 HOURS SOME MELTING.

CENTRAL BALTIC
ALONG THE SWEDISH COAST 5-15 CM FAST ICE OR THIN LEVEL ICE.
NEXT 24 HOURS SOME MELTING.

SKAGERRAK
NEARLY NO ICE LEFT.
NEXT 24 HOURS MAINLY UNCHANGED CONDITIONS.

LAKE VANERN
IN ARCHIPELAGOS AND NEAR THE COAST 10-30 CM FAST ICE. IN DALBOSJON AREAS WITH 5-20 CM VERY OPEN TO VERY CLOSE ICE. OTHERWISE ICE FREE.
NEXT 24 HOURS SOME MELTING.

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