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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 12:00, Wednesday 23 June 2021 until 12:00, Thursday 24 June 2021

Small Craft Warning

Southwesterly winds will occasionally reach force 6 on Thursday on Irish coasts from Rossan Point to Bloody Foreland to Malin Head.

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 09:00 UTC

A light to moderate westerly airflow covers Ireland, with a ridge of high pressure over the country extending from an anticyclone of 1031hPa, centred close to the Azores. A warm front is tracking southeastwards over Ireland, introducing a humid airflow over the country.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Rossan Point to Bloody Foreland to Malin Head

Wind: West to southwest force 4 or 5, soon decreasing southwest force 3 or 4. Later increasing southwest force 4 or 5, occasionally increasing force 6 by the end of the period.

Weather: Cloudy with patchy rain, drizzle and mist. Becoming mainly fair to cloudy later. Rain by the end of the period.

Visibility: Moderate or poor at times, becoming moderate to good for a time.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to southwest force 3 or 4. Soon becoming west or variable force 3 or less. Later veering northwest in southern sea areas force 2 or 3 but remaining variable along eastern coasts. Becoming mainly southwest force 2 or 3 by the end of the period.

Weather: Mostly cloudy, with patchy rain, drizzle and mist. Becoming fair to cloudy later.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation or mist. Later mostly good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Rossan Point

Wind: West to southwest force 3 or 4. Later backing southwest force 4 or 5.

Weather: Cloudy to fair. Rain in the northwest by the end of the period.

Visibility: Moderate to good, becoming moderate to poor later.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 12:00, Friday 25 June 2021

Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds in the west and north, increasing fresh to strong southwest to west, later veering northerly. Elsewhere, light to moderate northwest or variable winds, increasing moderate to fresh westerly, later veering northwest, occasionally strong in the Irish Sea. Weather: Risk of patches of mist, drizzle or fog at first. Rain will extend from the northwest on Thursday, followed by clearer conditions, with showers.

Forecast issued at: 12:00, Wednesday 23 June 2021

All times are local unless specified

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