Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 06:00, Saturday 20 August 2022 until 06:00, Sunday 21 August 2022

Small Craft Warning

Southwest to west winds will reach force 6 or higher today (Saturday) on all Irish coasts.

Gale Warning

Meteorological Situation at 03:00 UTC

Ireland lies in a fresh to strong southwest airflow generated by a depression of 991hPa south of Iceland. A cold front approaches the northwest coast.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

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

Wind: Southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty decreasing southwest to west force 4 to 6 imminent. Later further decreasing west to northwest force 3 to 5, strongest in the north.

Weather: Heavy rain, becoming fair soon with showers.

Visibility: Moderate to poor, improving good imminent.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Wicklow Head to Valentia and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southwest force 5 or 6 and gusty. Soon decreasing force 4 to 6. Later decreasing westerly force 3 to 5.

Weather: Cloudy to fair. Rain moving southwards.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in rain, otherwise mostly good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 06:00, Monday 22 August 2022

Light to moderate southerly or variable winds. Moderate to fresh southeast winds veering westerly will develop overnight Sunday. Weather: Rain, mist and drizzle in the south will spread northwards Sunday night.

Forecast issued at: 06:00, Saturday 20 August 2022

All times are local unless specified