Sea Area Forecast
Forecast valid from: 00:00, Saturday 23 January 2021 until 00:00, Sunday 24 January 2021
Small Craft Warning
1. Northwest winds will reach force 6 at times tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday) on Irish coasts from Erris Head to Malin Head to Strangford Lough.
2. Northwest winds will increase to force 6 on Saturday night on Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Valentia to Loop Head.
Issued at: 23:00, Friday 22 January 2021
Meteorological Situation at 21:00 UTC
Ireland lies in an unstable moderate to fresh northwesterly airflow generated by a low of 970hPa positioned over Norway. A weak depression will approach from the west on Saturday afternoon.
Small Craft Warning: In effect
Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil
Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Strangford Lough to Carnsore Point and the Irish Sea
Wind: Northwest force 4 or 5 and gusty, reaching force 6 at times in northern sea areas and in the north Irish Sea. Later slowly decreasing west to southwest force 3 or 4 and gusty by end of period.
Weather: Heavy blustery showers, risk of thunderstorms.
Visibility: Moderate to poor in showers, otherwise good.
Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Valentia to Erris Head
Wind: North force 3 or 4. Soon decreasing west or variable force 3 or less. Later increasing cyclonic variable force 4 or 5, further increasing northwest force 6 and gusty in the southwest at end of period.
Weather: Fair with isolated showers. Rain, sleet and snow later.
Visibility: Moderate to poor in precipitation, otherwise good.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 00:00, Monday 25 January 2021
Fresh to strong cyclonic variable winds, increasing to near gale force in the southwest on Sunday morning. A moderate to fresh and occasionally strong northwesterly airflow will become established later. Weather: Rain, sleet and snow clearing eastward to showers.
Forecast issued at: 00:00, Saturday 23 January 2021
All times are local unless specified