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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 06:00, Monday 18 January 2021 until 06:00, Tuesday 19 January 2021

Small Craft Warning

1. Westerly winds will reach force 6 at times early today (Monday) on coasts from Rossan Point to Fair Head to Carlingford Lough.

2. Southwesterly winds will reach force 6 or higher on Monday night on coasts from Wicklow Head to Mizen Head to Slyne Head.

Issued at: 05:00, Monday 18 January 2021

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 03:00 UTC

A depression of 991 hPa to the east of Iceland and an anticyclone of 1034 hPa in the Bay of Biscay generate a fresh to strong westerly airflow over Ireland. A weak warm front will approach the southwest coast this morning.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Slyne Head to Malin Head to Howth Head and for the north Irish Sea

Wind: West force 5 to 6, soon decreasing southwest force 4 to 6, later decreasing variable force 4 or less.

Weather: Patchy rain, drizzle and mist today, with heavier more persistent rain tonight.

Visibility: Decreasing moderate to poor today, mostly poor tonight.

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

Wind: Southwest force 4 to 5, later increasing southwest force 6 to 7 by this time tomorrow.

Weather: Patchy rain, drizzle and mist today, with heavier more persistent rain tonight.

Visibility: Decreasing moderate to poor today, mostly poor tonight.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 06:00, Wednesday 20 January 2021

Wind: Strong to near gale southwesterly winds in most areas, with moderate to fresh northerly winds becoming established Tuesday night. Weather: Heavy rain.

Forecast issued at: 06:00, Monday 18 January 2021

All times are local unless specified

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