Sweden’s meteorological agency reports that ice coverage on the Baltic Sea is greater than it’s been in nearly a quarter century. Read more here.
About 250,000 square kilometres of the Baltic Sea are now covered in ice according to the Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SMHI).
The last time so much of the Baltic was frozen was the winter of 1986-87, when ice covered nearly 400,000 square kilometres of the sea’s surface.
SMHI warns that ice coverage on the Baltic could expand further in the coming days, possibly setting a new record.
The area of interest is in the circle.