Sea Area Forecast
Forecast valid from: 00:00, Tuesday 17 May 2022 until 00:00, Wednesday 18 May 2022
Small Craft Warning
1. Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher at times on Monday night and early Tuesday on Irish coasts from Erris Head to Carlingford Lough to Mizen Head. 2. South to southwest winds will increase force 6 or higher on Tuesday evening and night on Irish coasts from Strangford Lough to Roches Point to Rossan Point.
Southerly winds will reach gale force at times on Monday night and early Tuesday on Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Loop Head to Erris Head.
Developing on southern, southwestern and western coasts on Tuesday.
Meteorological Situation at 21:00 UTC
Ireland lies in a mainly fresh to strong southerly airflow generated by a depression of 979hPa centred to the west.
Gale Warning: In effect
Small Craft Warning: In effect
Heavy Swell (>4m) : yes
Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Rossan Point
Wind: Southerly force 6 or 7 imminent, reaching gale force 8 at times. Soon decreasing force 5 or 6, occasionally touching force 7. Later increasing southwesterly force 6 or 7, touching gale force 8 at times.
Weather: Showery rain, scattered showers soon. Heavy showers later with the chance of isolated thunderstorms.
Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation.
Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Rossan Point to Howth Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea
Wind: Southerly force 5 or 6 imminent, soon decreasing force 4 or 5. Later decreasing force 3 or 4 in the east and northeast but increasing force 4 to 6 by the end of the period.
Weather: Patchy mist and fog. Rain imminent, heavy at times later.
Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation, mist and fog.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 00:00, Thursday 19 May 2022
Fresh to strong southwesterly winds, occasionally increasing near gale to gale force in the west and northwest. Winds increasing strong to near gale force on Wednesday. Weather: Showers in the west and north, heavy at times with the chance of an isolated thunderstorm. Fair in the east and south. Rain spreading from the west on Wednesday, turning heavy at times.
Forecast issued at: 00:00, Tuesday 17 May 2022
All times are local unless specified