Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 06:00, Saturday 01 April 2023 until 06:00, Sunday 02 April 2023

Small Craft Warning

Northwesterly winds will reach force 6 on Irish coasts from Carnsore Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head today (Saturday).

Gale Warning


Meteorological Situation at 03:00 UTC

Ireland lies in a fresh to strong northwesterly airflow between a filling low (990hPa) centred over the Netherlands, and a ridge of pressure (1021hPa) building from the west. A slow-moving weather front lies over the north and east of Ireland.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

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

Wind: Northwest force 5 or 6, possibly reaching force 7 for a time imminent in the southwest. Later decreasing northerly force 3 or 4, becoming easterly force 2 in the west at end of period.

Weather: Fair with isolated showers.

Visibility: Mostly good.

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

Wind: Becoming northerly or variable force 3 to 5 imminent. Later decreasing force 2 to 4.

Weather: Cloudy with outbreaks of rain, becoming fair later.

Visibility: Moderate at times.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 06:00, Monday 03 April 2023

Light variable winds Sunday morning. Moderate to fresh southeasterly winds will develop Sunday night, increasing strong to near gale force in the west overnight. Weather: Fair, becoming cloudy.

Forecast issued at: 06:00, Saturday 01 April 2023

All times are local unless specified