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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 12:00, Thursday 26 May 2022 until 12:00, Friday 27 May 2022

Small Craft Warning

1. West to northwest winds will reach force 6 or higher today and tonight (Thursday) on Irish coasts from Erris Head to Bloody Foreland to Fair Head. 2. Westerly winds will continue to reach force 6 at times early this afternoon from Carnsore Point to Roches Point to Mizen Head

Gale Warning


Meteorological Situation at 09:00 UTC

Ireland lies in a mainly moderate to fresh westerly airflow between a depression of 992hPa over Iceland and an anticyclone of 1031Pa near the Azores. High pressure will extend across the country today and tonight.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

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

Wind: Northwesterly force 5 to 7, later decreasing force 4 to 5.

Weather: Cloudy to fair with scattered showers.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation and mist.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Howth Head to Mizen Head to Erris Head and for the south Irish Sea

Wind: Westerly force 4 to 6, soon veering and decreasing northwest force 3 to 5. Later further decreasing westerly or variable force 2 to 4.

Weather: Patchy rain, drizzle and mist. Mainly fair later.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation and mist.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 12:00, Saturday 28 May 2022

Moderate to fresh northwesterly winds in the north and east, light to moderate elsewhere. Gradually decreasing light to moderate northerly or variable everywhere on Friday and Friday night. Weather: Mainly fair, cloudy at times in the north and northwest with isolated drizzle patches.

Forecast issued at: 12:00, Thursday 26 May 2022

All times are local unless specified

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