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Friday, 28 April 2017
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Sea Area Forecast

Small Craft Warning

South to southwest winds of force 6 or 7 and gusty this afternoon on Irish coasts from Loop Head to Slyne Head to Erris Head, with the warning area extending to Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Bloody Foreland this evening and overnight.
Issued at 05:00 on 28-Apr-2017

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Saturday 29 April 2017

Issued at 0600 Friday 28 April 2017

Gale Warning: Nil

Small Craft Warning: In Operation

Meteorological Situation at 0300:A transient ridge of high pressure lies over Ireland and generating a light to moderate west to northwest airflow. The ridge will decline to the southeast today allowing frontal troughs in the Atlantic to approach the west coast.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea
Wind: Northwest force 3 or 4. Backing west to southwest force 2 or 3 this morning and increasing force 3 or 4 this afternoon. Further increasing force 4 or 5 tonight.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head
Wind: Mainly westerly or variable force 3 or less. Increasing south to southwest force 4 or 5 this morning. Further increasing force 4 to 6 and gusty this afternoon. Further increasing force 5 to 7 and gusty tonight.

Weather for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Fair to cloudy with scattered light showers

Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Mostly good, occasionally moderate in showers.

Warning of heavy swell: Developing near Atlantic coasts later on Saturday.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600, Sunday, 30 April 2017: Southerly winds, strong and gusty along Atlantic coasts at first, backing southeast and increasing strong to near gale or gale force everywhere during Saturday. Veering moderate to fresh west to northwest about the west Munster coast overnight. Rain, mostly on southern and western coasts. Showers elsewhere.

Next update before 1300 Fri 28-Apr-2017
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