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Inland Lakes

Inland lakes forecast issued at: 1330 Tuesday 18 September 2018

Meteorological Situation at 1200

An area of low pressure west of Erris head continues to tracks northwards with a moderate to fresh southwest airflow over the country. This evening winds will strengthen and back south to southwest ahead of the approach of Storm Ali.

Forecast for Lough Derg for daylight hours today:

Wind:

Southwest force 4 or 5 and gusty.

Weather:

A mix of bright spells with some outbreaks of showery rain.

Visibility:

Good decreasing moderate or poor in showers

Winds Overnight:

South to southwest force 4 or 5 and gusty.

Outlook:

South to southwest force 6 to gale force 8 and gusty, veering west to southwest around noon, gradually decreasing force 6. Rain in the morning with isolated mist and blustery showers later.

Forecast for Lough Ree for daylight hours today:

Wind:

Southwest force 4 or 5 and gusty.

Weather:

A mix of bright spells with some outbreaks of showery rain.

Visibility:

Good decreasing moderate or poor in showers

Winds Overnight:

South to southwest force 4 or 5 and gusty.

Outlook:

South to southwest force 6 to gale force 8 and gusty, veering west to southwest around noon, gradually decreasing force 6. Rain in the morning with isolated mist and blustery showers later.

Forecast for Lough Corrib and Lough Mask for daylight hours today:

Wind:

Southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty.

Weather:

A mix of bright spells with some outbreaks of showery rain.

Visibility:

Good decreasing moderate or poor in showers

Winds Overnight:

South to southwest force 6 to Gale force 8 and gusty.

Outlook:

South to southwest gale force 8 and gusty reaching strong Gale force 9 for a time, veering west to southwest later and, gradually decreasing force 6. Rain in the morning with isolated mist and blustery showers later.

Forecast for Lough Key and Lough Allen for daylight hours today:

Wind:

Southwest force 5 and gusty.

Weather:

A mix of bright spells with some outbreaks of showery rain.

Visibility:

Good decreasing moderate or poor in showers

Winds Overnight:

South to southwest force 5 and gusty.

Outlook:

South to southwest gale force 8 and gusty, veering west to southwest later and, gradually decreasing force 6. Rain in the morning with isolated mist and blustery showers later.

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