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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast issued at: 26 January 2020 06:00, valid until: 27 January 2020 06:00

Small Craft Warning

Westerly winds will reach force 6 for a time this afternoon from Rossan Pt to Malin Head to Fair Head.

Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher this evening and tonight on coasts from Fair Head to Howth Head to Roches Pt.

Issued at: Sunday 26-01-2020 12:00

Gale Warning

Southerly gales developing this evening on Irish coastal waters from Roches Pt to Slyne Head to Fair Head, becoming west to southwest tonight

Issued at: Sunday 26-01-2020 12:00

Atlantic Swell

On Atlantic coasts.

Meteorological Situation at 0300

Low pressure of 972hPa near Iceland maintains a fresh to strong and gusty southwest veering west airflow over Ireland, as the associated cold front clears eastwards. An unstable fresh and blustery southwest to west flow follows. Flow backs southwest and strengthens, as a showery trough crosses Ireland tonight.

Gale Warning: In effect

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Swell On Atlantic coasts.: yes

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: Southwest to west force 6 or 7 and gusty, becoming west force 5 or 6 and gusty this morning. Increasing south to southwest force 7 or gale force 8 and gusty by evening, veering westerly overnight.

Weather: Rain and mist continuing to clear eastwards to scattered heavy showers, with isolated thunderstorms. More prolonged wintry showers spreading eastwards this evening.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in precipitation, otherwise good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Mostly south force 6 or 7 and gusty, quickly veering west force 4 or 5. Backing southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty this evening, possibly touching gale force 8 locally in the south.

Weather: Rain and mist continuing to clear eastwards to scattered heavy showers, with isolated thunderstorms. More prolonged wintry showers spreading eastwards this evening.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in precipitation, otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until Tuesday 28 January 2020 06:00

Strong to gale force southwest winds, increasing gale or strong gale force on west and northwest coasts on Monday night. Occasional heavy wintry showers, isolated thunderstorms.

Forecast issued at: 26 January 2020 06:00, valid until: 27 January 2020 06:00

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