SEA AREA FORECAST Meteorological Situation at 0300 Ireland lies in a fresh to strong northwesterly airflow between a filling low (990hPa) centred over the Netherlands, and a ridge of pressure (1021hPa) building from the west. A slow-moving weather front lies over the north and east of Ireland. Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head Northwest force 5 or 6, possibly reaching force 7 for a time imminent in the southwest. Later decreasing northerly force 3 or 4, becoming easterly force 2 in the west at end of period. Fair with isolated showers. Mostly good. Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Howth Head to Carnsore Point and the Irish Sea Becoming northerly or variable force 3 to 5 imminent. Later decreasing force 2 to 4. Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, becoming fair later. Moderate at times. Outlook for a further 24 hours until Light variable winds Sunday morning. Moderate to fresh southeasterly winds will develop Sunday night, increasing strong to near gale force in the west overnight. Weather: Fair, becoming cloudy.