Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 18:00, Friday 21 June 2024 until 18:00, Saturday 22 June 2024

Small Craft Warning

1. Southerly winds veering westerly will reach force 6 or higher at times this evening on Irish coasts from Strangford Lough to Carlingford Lough to Howth Head. 2. Southerly winds will increase to force 6 at times from tomorrow morning on Irish Coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head.

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 15:00 UTC

A depression of 991hPa centred approximately 150 nautical miles southwest of Iceland extends an active cold front over Ireland that is tracking eastwards across the country. This generates fresh to strong southerly winds ahead of the front with moderate to fresh westerly winds following behind.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

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

Wind: Southerly force 5 or 6 and gusty, veering westerly and decreasing force 3 to 5 imminent. Soon decreasing force 3 or 4. Later backing southwesterly and increasing force 4 or 5, occasionally reaching force 6 by the end of the period.

Weather: Cloudy with rain clearing eastwards imminent. Becoming fair to cloudy. Occasional mist.

Visibility: Reducing moderate or poor in precipitation and mist.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Loop Head to Fair Head

Wind: Westerly force 4 or 5. Soon backing southwesterly. Later increasing force 6 at times north of Valentia. Veering westerly and decreasing force 3 to 5 by the end of the period.

Weather: Fair becoming cloudy. Cloudy later with patchy rain and drizzle. Occasional mist.

Visibility: Reducing moderate or poor in precipitation and mist.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 18:00, Sunday 23 June 2024

Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds in eastern sea areas, but westerly elsewhere. Winds easing light to moderate southwesterly early Sunday before increasing fresh at times in the west and north in the evening, with light variable winds elsewhere. Weather: Cloudy to fair with patchy rain and drizzle at times. Occasional mist patches too.

Forecast issued at: 18:00, Friday 21 June 2024

All times are local unless specified