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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 18:00, Sunday 17 October 2021 until 18:00, Monday 18 October 2021

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher at times tonight (Sunday) and on Monday on all coasts of Ireland.

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 15:00 UTC

Ireland lies in a moderate southwesterly airflow between an anticyclone of 1023hPa, centred over eastern Europe, and a broad complex depression of 983hPa centred in the mid-Atlantic. A frontal trough will move northeastwards across the country tonight (Sunday).

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

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

Wind: Southerly or variable force 3 or 4, imminently backing south to southeast and increasing force 4 to 6. Soon further increasing force 5 to 7. Later gradually veering south to southwest and easing force 5 or 6.

Weather: Cloudy with rain, drizzle, mist. Soon, rain, heavy at times. Later, cloudy with rain, drizzle, mist.

Visibility: Mostly moderate or poor, occasionally good.

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

Wind: South to southwest force 3 to 5. Soon backing south to southeast and increasing force 4 to 6. Later further increasing force 5 to 7 before veering west to southwest and gradually easing force 3 to 5 by the end of the period.

Weather: Cloudy with rain, drizzle, mist. Soon, rain, heavy at times. Later, cloudy with rain, drizzle, mist.

Visibility: Mostly moderate or poor, occasionally good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 18:00, Tuesday 19 October 2021

Moderate to fresh and occasionally strong south to southwest winds, increasing fresh to strong on Tuesday and occasionally reaching near gale in the Irish Sea. Weather: Mostly cloudy with occasional rain, drizzle, mist. Soon heavy showers of longer spells of rain with the risk of isolated thunderstorms.

Forecast issued at: 18:00, Sunday 17 October 2021

All times are local unless specified

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