Simplified ice chart and reference charts

Normal situation Previous ice map Ice map of the previous year Icebreakers

Ice map of the previous year

FINNISH ICE REPORT 24.05.2018

The last ice floes in the Bay of Bothnia are melting.

In the northern Bay of Bothnia there are single rotting ice floes between Kemi 1 and Malören. Otherwise it is ice-free.

The icebreaking season has ended. No traffic restrictions.

This is the last ice report of the season. The Ice Service wishes a good summer!

About the charts

The ice chart of the whole Baltic Sea (pdf) is published in the autumn twice a week (Monday and Thursday) and daily when the amount of ice increases until until ice break-up in spring. It represents current ice situation, ice breaker positions and traffic restrictions in the Baltic Sea.

The simplified charts are updated once a week at the latest on Tuesday morning. The first one represents measured level ice thicknesses, ice coverage and sea surface temperature. The reference charts represent average, 1965 – 1986, ice situation on that day (= normaali), last week´s situation, last year´s situation and the positions of the ice breakers.

Explanation of chart's finnish words

  • jäätä: ice
  • haurasta: rotten ice

 

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