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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast issued at: 0600 Monday 21 May 2018, valid until: 0600 Tuesday 22 May 2018

Small Craft Warning

Northerly winds will reach force 6 at times today on Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Loop Head to Slyne Head.

Issued at: Monday 21-05-2018 05:00

Meteorological Situation at 0300

A slow moving frontal trough over Ireland, extending from Fair Head to Mizen Head, is generating a mostly light to moderate variable airflow over the country. The associated fronts will gradually weaken later today and tonight, as pressure builds from the southwest and a freshening northerly airflow will develop.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Swell : no

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Belfast Lough to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Southeasterly or variable, force 2 to 4, decreasing variable, force 3 or less, today, increasing northerly, force 3 or 4 later this afternoon, further increasing force 4 or 5 tonight, occasionally force 6 in the Irish Sea.

Weather: Outbreaks of rain, persistent and locally heavy in the southwest, west and northwest, but mainly dry in the Irish Sea and in the southeast. Mist and fog patches also. Rain and drizzle will gradually die out in many areas by evening.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in precipitation, mist or fog. Otherwise good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Belfast Lough

Wind: Southeast or variable, force 2 to 4 at first in the northeast, between Malin Head and Belfast Lough. Otherwise northerly, force 4 or 5, occasionally force 6 today between Mizen Head and Slyne Head. Winds tonight north to northeast, force 4 or 5, possibly force 6 at times in the north.

Weather: Outbreaks of rain, persistent and locally heavy in the southwest, west and northwest, but mainly dry in the Irish Sea and in the southeast. Mist and fog patches also. Rain and drizzle will gradually die out in many areas by evening.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in precipitation, mist or fog. Otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until Wednesday 23 May 2018 06:00

Moderate to fresh northerly winds, decreasing light to moderate later Tuesday and Tuesday night. Mainly fair.

Forecast issued at: 0600 Monday 21 May 2018, valid until: 0600 Tuesday 22 May 2018

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