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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast issued at: 1200 Monday 17 December 2018, valid until: 1200 Tuesday 18 December 2018

Small Craft Warning

Nil

Gale Warning

Southerly winds will increase to gale force 8 or strong gale force 9 in all sea areas today and tonight.

Issued at: Monday 17-12-2018 10:00

Atlantic Swell

soon developing on Atlantic coasts

Meteorological Situation at 0900

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

Gale Warning: In effect

Swell soon developing on Atlantic coasts: yes

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

Wind: Southerly force 6 to 7, soon increasing force 7 to gale force 8, later becoming gale force 8 to strong gale force 9, then veering southwest force 6 to 7 by the end of the period

Weather: Scattered outbreaks of rain, becoming heavy and persistent tonight, then followed by showers later.

Visibility: Moderate to good, becoming poor in rain.

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

Wind: Southerly 7 to gale force 8. Imminently increasing gale force 8 to strong gale force 9, later veering southwest force 5 to 6.

Weather: Scattered outbreaks of rain, becoming heavy and persistent tonight, then followed by showers later.

Visibility: Moderate to good, becoming poor in rain.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until Wednesday 19 December 2018 12:00

Strong to near gale force south to southwest winds. Scattered showers, some heavy with thunder.

Forecast issued at: 1200 Monday 17 December 2018, valid until: 1200 Tuesday 18 December 2018

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