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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast issued at: 0600 Monday 17 December 2018, valid until: 0600 Tuesday 18 December 2018

Small Craft Warning

Nil

Gale Warning

Southerly winds will soon increase to gale force or strong gale force, occasionally touching storm force on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head and extend to remaining sea areas later.

Issued at: Monday 17-12-2018 05:00

Atlantic Swell

later on Atlantic coasts

Meteorological Situation at 0300

A warm front is approaching from the Atlantic today with the associated cold front following tonight. Ireland is covered in a strengthening southerly airflow.

Gale Warning: In effect

Swell later on Atlantic coasts: yes

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Howth Head to Roches Point and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Southwest force 4 to 6. Imminent increasing southerly force 6 or 7. Soon increasing force 7 to gale force 8 and later increasing south to southeast gale force 8 to strong gale force 9, occasionally touching storm force 10 by Tuesday morning.

Weather: Rain and drizzle in the west, soon extending eastwards and turning heavy and possibly thundery later.

Visibility: Good, but decreasing moderate to poor in rain or drizzle.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: Southerly force 6 or 7. Imminent increasing force 7 to gale force 8. Soon increasing gale force 8 to strong gale force 9, occasionally touching storm force 10. South to southwest winds decreasing force 5 or 6 by Tuesday morning.

Weather: Rain and drizzle in the west, soon extending eastwards and turning heavy and possibly thundery later.

Visibility: Good, but decreasing moderate to poor in rain or drizzle.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until Wednesday 19 December 2018 06:00

Fresh to strong south to southwest winds along west and southwest coasts but elsewhere southerly gales to strong gales, occasionally touching storm force will soon decrease fresh to strong southwest and later decrease moderate to fresh. But along Atlantic coasts south to southwest winds increase strong to near gale force later. Scattered showers in the west with heavy and possibly thundery rain in the east soon clearing to scattered showers.

Forecast issued at: 0600 Monday 17 December 2018, valid until: 0600 Tuesday 18 December 2018

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