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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 18:00, Tuesday 26 October 2021 until 18:00, Wednesday 27 October 2021

Small Craft Warning

Nil

Gale Warning

1) South to southwest winds will reach gale force 8 at times tonight (Tuesday night) and for a time on Wednesday on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea. 2) South to southwest winds will reach gale force 8 at times on Wednesday and Wednesday night on Irish coastal waters from Belfast Lough to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head and on the Irish Sea.

Atlantic Swell

along Atlantic coasts today and Wednesday.

Meteorological Situation at 15:00 UTC

A complex area of low pressure of around 962hPa is centred south of Iceland and extends a strong to gale force southwest air-flow over Ireland. A trailing cold front will move southeastwards over Ireland tonight and become slow moving.

Gale Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : yes

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Belfast Lough to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: South to southwest force 6 or 7 and reaching gale force 8 at times.

Weather: Outbreaks of heavy rain spreading from the west along with some mist and drizzle.

Visibility: Often moderate or poor.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Rossan Point to Belfast Lough

Wind: South to southwest force 7 or gale force 8. Soon decreasing south to southwest force 5 or 6.

Weather: Outbreaks of heavy rain along with some mist and drizzle. Clearing to scattered showers later.

Visibility: Often moderate or poor.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 18:00, Thursday 28 October 2021

Strong to gale force southerly winds over eastern sea areas. Moderate to fresh south or southwest winds across remaining sea areas. Rain or showers with areas of mist and drizzle.

Forecast issued at: 18:00, Tuesday 26 October 2021

All times are local unless specified

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