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Gale Warning

South to southwest winds will reach gale force or strong gale force this evening and early tonight along Irish coastal waters from Carlingford Lough to Roches Point to Erris Head and on the Irish Sea.
Issued at 17:00 on 17-Jan-2018

Small Craft Warning

Westerly winds will reach force 6 or higher during Thursday along all Irish coastal waters.
Issued at 17:00 on 17-Jan-2018

Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Thursday 18 January 2018

Issued at 1200 Wednesday 17 January 2018

Gale Warning: In Operation

Small Craft Warning: In Operation

Meteorological Situation at 0900:A strong and unstable westerly airflow over Ireland will moderate for a time this afternoon ahead of a fast moving deepening depression which will approach the west coast this evening, quickly clearing eastwards tonight followed by a fresh to strong westerly airflow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carlingford Lough to Hook Head to Erris Head and for the Irish Sea
Wind: Westerly force 6 or 7, but continuing to reach gale force 8 for a time in the Irish Sea this afternoon. Backing southwest this evening and increasing gale force 8 to strong gale 9. Veering west to northwest tonight and overnight and decreasing force 6 or 7, occasionally gale force 8 along western and southwestern coasts by morning.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Malin Head to Carlingford Lough
Wind: West to northwest force 6 to gale force 8. Backing southwest or cyclonic variable force 3 to 5 by this evening. Becoming west to northwest force 4 to 6 overnight.

Weather for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Scattered showers with a risk of hail or thunder at first. A spell of heavy rain will spread from the Atlantic this afternoon and evening, clearing eastwards to scattered showers tonight.

Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Moderate or poor in precipitation, otherwise good.

Warning of heavy swell: or very heavy swell on Atlantic coasts.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200, Friday, 19 January 2018: Strong to near gale westerly winds, veering west to northwest on Thursday night, increasing to gale, possibly touching strong gale at times along Atlantic coasts. Scattered showers, heavy with a risk of thunder in the west and north.

Next update before 1900 Wed 17-Jan-2018

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