SEA AREA FORECAST Meteorological Situation at 1500 A moderate to fresh westerly airflow covers Ireland as frontal zones clear into the Irish. The flow will back southerly and gradually freshen with embedded showery trough lines feeding up in the flow later. Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Hook Head and for the Irish Sea Southwest to west force 4 or 5 and gusty. Imminently decreasing westerly or variable, force 2 to 4. Later increasing south to southeast force 4 or 5, locally force 6 off the north coast. Lingering rain clearing this evening, becoming mostly fair. Moderate or poor in rain, improving good. Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Hook Head to Roches Point to Mizen Head Westerly force 4 to 5 and gusty. Soon decreasing southwesterly or variable, force 2 or 3. Later increasing southerly force 3 or 4. Fair to cloudy, some showery rain later. Good Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head West to southwest force 3 or 4. Soon increasing southerly force 4 to 5, later increasing force 5 or 6, strongest off the west coast. Fair to cloudy. Isolated showers later. Good Outlook for a further 24 hours until Mostly fresh southerly winds, locally strong at first. Later moderating west to southwest. Mainly fair at first, apart from some showery rain in Atlantic sea areas. More general rain will extend from the Atlantic on Thursday night and Friday, with some heavy and possibly thundery bursts in the north. Fair weather extending from the Atlantic later.