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Sea Area Forecast

Small Craft Warning

South to southwest winds will reach force 6 or 7 on all Irish coasts this afternoon and evening.
Issued at 11:00 on 24-Oct-2017

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Wednesday 25 October 2017

Issued at 0600 Tuesday 24 October 2017

Gale Warning: Nil

Small Craft Warning: In Operation

Meteorological Situation at 0300:A fresh to strong south to southwest airflow covers Ireland as a weak occlusion continues to tracks eastwards over the country. A weak frontal zone will remain slow moving near the south coast during today.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea
Wind: South to southwest force 5 to 7 and gusty, veering southwest this morning and gradually decreasing force 4 to 6 by early afternoon. Increasing force 6 or 7 and gusty along the south coast this evening and in the south Irish Sea for a time this evening and tonight. Veering westerly force 4 or 5 early on Wednesday.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Fair Head
Wind: South to southwest force 5 to 7 and gusty, veering southwesterly this morning and decreasing force 4 to 6, with the strongest winds generally north of Slyne Head. Veering southwest to west tonight and overnight, occasionally reaching force 7 along the northwest coast.

Weather for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Outbreaks of rain, widespread this morning and again tonight. Drier for a time in the north this afternoon. Mist and fog patches lingering, particularly along the south coast.

Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Moderate or poor in rain, mist and fog.

Warning of heavy swell: On Atlantic coasts.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600, Thursday, 26 October 2017: Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, strong and gusty in the northwest at first, gradually easing. Later becoming light to moderate southwest or variable on all coasts. Mainly fine or fair apart from the odd shower on Wednesday. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle developing in the southwest, south and east on Wednesday night.

Next update before 1300 Tue 24-Oct-2017

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