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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 18:00, Sunday 25 October 2020 until 18:00, Monday 26 October 2020

Small Craft Warning

Southwest winds, veering west to northwest, will continue to reach force 6 or higher this evening (Sunday) and overnight on Irish coasts from Bloody Foreland to Howth Head to Valentia.

Issued at: 16:00, Sunday 25 October 2020

Gale Warning

West to northwest winds will reach gale force 8 at times this evening and tonight (Sunday) on Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Erris Head to Bloody Foreland.

Issued at: 16:00, Sunday 25 October 2020

Atlantic Swell

on Atlantic coasts

Meteorological Situation at 15:00 UTC

A weakening depression of 970 hPa centred 230nm north of Ireland moves slowly southeastwards and maintains a strong, unstable west to northwest airflow over the country with showery troughs embedded in the flow.

Gale Warning: In effect

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : yes

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Bloody Foreland

Wind: West to northwest force 6 to gale force 8 and gusty. Soon decreasing northwest force 6 or 7 and gusty. Later further easing northwest force 5 to 6, before further easing west to northwest force 3 to 4 by the end of the period.

Weather: Scattered showers of rain or hail. Risk of isolated thunderstorms overnight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Bloody Foreland to Howth Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea.

Wind: Southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty. Soon veering west to northwest force 6 or 7 and gusty. Later easing northwesterly force 5 or 6.

Weather: Scattered showers of rain or hail. Risk of isolated thunderstorms overnight.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in showers.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 18:00, Tuesday 27 October 2020

Moderate to fresh westerly winds, soon backing southerly and increasing strong to near gale force. Later veering westerly. Weather: Scattered showers soon becoming isolated. Rain in southwest Monday night, spreading north-eastwards Tuesday morning, followed by further scattered showers.

Forecast issued at: 18:00, Sunday 25 October 2020

All times are local unless specified

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