Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 00:00, Tuesday 27 February 2024 until 00:00, Wednesday 28 February 2024

Small Craft Warning

Southwest to west winds will reach force 6 or higher at times on all Irish coasts on Monday night, Tuesday morning and Tuesday afternoon.

Gale Warning

Southwest winds will briefly reach gale force 8 on Monday night on Irish coastal waters from Rossan Point to Bloody Foreland to Malin Head.

Atlantic Swell

Developing on Atlantic coasts on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Meteorological Situation at 21:00 UTC

Ireland lies in a mainly moderate to strong southwesterly airflow between an anticyclone of 1037hPa centred to the southwest and a depression of 969hPa over Iceland. Fronts associated with this depression will spread across the country tonight.

Gale Warning: In effect

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : yes

Wave Height Forecast

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

Wind: Southwest force 6 or 7, touching gale force 8 at times in the northwest. Soon veering west to northwest force 5 or 6. Later decreasing force 4 or 5 and backing southwest by the end of the period.

Weather: Rain and drizzle imminent. Fair with scattered showers soon. Cloudy by the end of the period with light rain in the southwest.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation, otherwise good.

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

Wind: Southwest to west force 5 or 6 imminent, soon reaching force 7 at times in the east and northeast. Later veering west to northwest force 4 or 5, decreasing westerly force 3 or 4 by the end of the period.

Weather: Patchy rain and drizzle imminent. Mainly fair later with scattered showers.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation. Improving mostly good later.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 00:00, Thursday 29 February 2024

Moderate to fresh southwest winds increasing strong to near gale force southwest to west on Wednesday morning. Winds reaching gale force at times on Wednesday night. Weather: Rain spreading eastwards on Tuesday night and Wednesday, clearing to showers on Wednesday night.

Forecast issued at: 00:00, Tuesday 27 February 2024

All times are local unless specified