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Réamhaisnéis Limistéar na Farraige

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Southerly winds will increase to force 6 or 7 today on all Irish coasts, veering west to northwest during the afternoon and this evening.
Issued at 05:00 on 12-Dec-2017

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Wednesday 13 December 2017

Issued at 0600 Tuesday 12 December 2017

Gale Warning: Nil

Small Craft Warning: In Operation

Meteorological Situation at 0300:A weak ridge of high pressure over Ireland is drifting eastwards. An occlusion if approaching the west coast and will cross the country today, preceded by a strong southerly airflow and followed by a strong westerly airflow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Roches Point and for the Irish Sea
Wind: West to northwest or variable, force 2 to 4, gradually backing southerly today and increasing force 5 to 7, strongest in the north, further increasing force 6 or 7 by evening. Winds will gradually veer west to northwest this evening, decreasing force 5 or 6 early tonight, backing west to southwest overnight and later increasing force 6 or 7.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head
Wind: Southwest to south, force 3 or 4, backing southerly this morning and increasing force 6 or 7. Winds will veer west to northwest in the afternoon, possibly increasing to gale fore 8 for a time in the northwest; Winds later increasing westerly, force 7 to gale force 8.

Weather for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Mainly fair at first, but rain will extend from the Atlantic today. Clearer conditions, with scattered showers, will follow later today, showers becoming widespread and heavy, with a risk of thunder.

Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Becoming moderate to poor today in rain, then good, except in showers.

Warning of heavy swell: overnight on Atlantic coasts

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600, Thursday, 14 December 2017: Strong to gale force westerly winds, increasing to gale force or strong gale force on Wednesday in the south and west, near gale to gale elsewhere. Occasional showers, with a risk of scattered thunderstorms.

Next update before 1300 Tue 12-Dec-2017

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