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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 12:00, Wednesday 05 August 2020 until 12:00, Thursday 06 August 2020

Small Craft Warning

Nil

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 09:00 UTC

A wave depression is tracking northeastwards across Ireland, preceded by a strong southerly airflow and followed by a mostly moderate westerly airflow. The airflow will freshen later on Atlantic coasts.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Hook Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Southerly, force 3 or 4 in the northeast, between Malin Head and Belfast Lough. Elsewhere Southerly, force 6 or 7 and gusty; Westerly force 4 or 5 imminent, but force 6 in the east Irish Sea; Winds later decreasing southerly or variable, force 2 to 4; Increasing south to southeast force 4 by the end of the period.

Weather: Rain, clearing this evening, then fair to cloudy.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain, improving mostly good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Hook Head to Roches Point to Mizen Head

Wind: Westerly, force 4 or 5, possibly force 6 at times locally this afternoon. Soon decreasing south to southwest or variable, force 2 or 3, later increasing southerly force 3 or 4.

Weather: Fair to cloudy

Visibility: Good

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: Westerly, force 3 or 4, then west to southwest force 3 or 4 imminent; Soon backing southwest to south, force 3 or 4, later backing southerly and increasing force 5 or 6.

Weather: Fair to cloudy

Visibility: Good

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 12:00, Friday 07 August 2020

Fresh to strong southerly winds on west Munster, Connacht and Ulster coasts, later decreasing mostly moderate westerly, except in the northeast. Moderate to fresh southerly winds elsewhere. Mainly fair at first, apart from patches of rain or showers in the south, southwest and west. Patches of mist also. More persistent rain will extend from the Atlantic on Thursday night and Friday, with some heavy and possibly thundery bursts.

Forecast issued at: 12:00, Wednesday 05 August 2020

All times are local unless specified

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