According to the operational information of the Ukrainian Hydrometeorological Center in February 2018 in the area of the Sea of Azov, the following weather conditions will be observed:
February 1-10. The wind is west and north-west, on some days east, 3-8 mps. Air temperature from -3°C to +2°C.
February 11-20. The wind is southeast, 3-8 mps. Sometimes precipitation. In some days, fog. Air temperature from -2°C to +3°C.
February 21-28. Wind of the western quarter, 5-10 mps. Sometimes precipitation. Air temperature from -3°C to +2°C.
Taking into account the forecast, it is possible to assume with certainty that in the predominance of the winds of the western directions it will not be possible to accumulate and fortify the ice formations on the approach channel of the port, and even more so that the ice cover in the Sea of Azov will not form on the way of the vessels "Mariupol - Kerch-Enikalsky Canal ".
Source - State Enterprise "Mariupol Commercial Sea Port"