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Small Craft Warning

Southeast winds will become gusty and will reach force 6 on Friday afternoon on coasts from Mizen Head to Valentia to Loop Head
Issued at 18:00 on 2-Jul-2015

Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Friday 03 July 2015

Issued at 1800 Thursday 02 July 2015

Gale warning: Nil.

Small craft warning: In Operation

Meteorological situation at 1500: An unstable southerly airflow persists over Ireland as a weak frontal trough clears the Irish Sea northwards. The southerly flow will back southeasterly overnight due to an approaching Atlantic depression from the southwest with associated fronts, and high pressure re-establishing over the UK and North Sea.

Forecast for coasts from Mizen Head to Loop Head to Rossan Point
Wind: South force 4 or 5, backing southeast tonight. Further backing southeast to east and increasing force 4 to 6 and gusty on Friday afternoon, occasionally force 7 - strongest between Mizen Head to Valentia to Loop Head.

Forecast for coasts from Rossan Point to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea
Wind: South or variable force 2 to 4 becoming mainly southeast overnight. Becoming southeast or east force 3 or 4 on Friday afternoon, occasionally force 5 and gusty on the south coast and for the south Irish Sea.

Weather for all coasts of Ireland and the Irish Sea: Scattered showers in the east, becoming mainly fair apart from patches of drizzle, mist and fog in the south.

Visibility for all coasts of Ireland and the Irish Sea: Mostly good but moderate to poor in precipitation, mist and fog.

Warning of heavy swell: Nil.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Saturday 04 July 2015: Fresh southeast to east winds, increasing strong to gale force on western coasts on Friday night and Saturday morning. Winds veering south to southwest fresh to strong and gusty on Saturday. Rain and fog will become widespread for a time on Friday night, with a risk of some thunderstorms. More showery weather will spread from the southwest on Saturday.

Next update before 2300 Thursday 02 July 2015
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