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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast issued at: 1200 Thursday 18 October 2018, valid until: 1200 Friday 19 October 2018

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will increase to force 6 or higher this evening and tonight on Irish coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head.

Issued at: Thursday 18-10-2018 16:00

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 0900

A ridge of high pressure is present over the area. An occluding front will approach the west coast tonight, in a strengthening southerly airflow.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Swell : no

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

Wind: Variable force 3 or less, soon becoming southerly force 3 to 4, later becoming southwest force 4 to 5.

Weather: Fair today. Rain will develop on Atlantic coasts later, with a risk of fog patches.

Visibility: Mostly good, but decreasing moderate or poor on Atlantic coasts later in any rain or fog patches.

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

Wind: Southerly force 4 to 5, soon increasing force 5 to 6, later force 6 to 7. Winds decreasing force 5 to 6 by morning and becoming light variable between Slyne Head and Malin Head.

Weather: Fair today. Rain will develop on Atlantic coasts later, with a risk of fog patches.

Visibility: Mostly good, but decreasing moderate or poor on Atlantic coasts later in any rain or fog patches.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until Saturday 20 October 2018 12:00

Light to moderate south to southwest winds, becoming fresh to strong later. Occasional drizzle and fog on south and west coasts, otherwise mainly fair.

Forecast issued at: 1200 Thursday 18 October 2018, valid until: 1200 Friday 19 October 2018

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