SEA AREA FORECAST Meteorological Situation at 2100 A strong and gusty southerly airflow over Ireland will veer southwest as frontal troughs over the country clear eastwards in the morning, and an area of low pressure of 996 hPa tracks just to the northwest of Ireland in the afternoon. Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Rossan Point to Malin Head Southerly force 6 or 7 and gusty moderating south to southeast force 5 or 6 imminent. Later becoming south to southwest force 5 to 7. Showers or longer spells of rain with the chance of isolated thunderstorms. Moderate or poor in precipitation. Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Howth Head to Carnsore Point and for the Irish Sea South to southeast force 5 to 7 and gusty. Soon increasing force 7 or gale force 8 and gusty. Later moderating force 5 or 6. Showers or longer spells of rain with the chance of isolated thunderstorms. Moderate or poor in precipitation, otherwise good. Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Mizen Head to Erris Head. South to southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty. Soon veering southwest force 5 to 7. Further veering west to northwest force 4 to 6 later. Showers or longer spells of rain with the chance of isolated thunderstorms. Moderate or poor in precipitation. Outlook for a further 24 hours until Fresh or strong west to northwest winds on Atlantic coasts decreasing moderate. Fresh or strong southerly winds elsewhere becoming light to moderate variable. Occasional showers, some heavy or thundery.