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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 18:00, Monday 03 August 2020 until 18:00, Tuesday 04 August 2020

Small Craft Warning

South to southwest winds will reach force 6 or 7 tonight on Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Fair Head, extending to all coasts on Tuesday morning.

Issued at: 16:00, Monday 03 August 2020

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 15:00 UTC

A transient ridge of high pressure covers Ireland, ahead of an advancing low pressure system in the north-Atlantic. Its associated warm front will move in off the Atlantic overnight, followed by a trailing waving cold front.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Fair Head

Wind: South to southwest force 4 or 5, increasing force 6 to near gale force 7 imminently. Decreasing southwest force 5 to 7 by the end of the period.

Weather: Fair for a time. Rain and drizzle overnight and through Tuesday, heavy and persistent at times. Misty too.

Visibility: Decreasing moderate to poor in rain, drizzle and mist.

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

Wind: West to southwest force 4 or 5, soon increasing south to southwest force 5 or 6. Further increasing force 6 to near gale force 7 later.

Weather: Mainly fair at first. Scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle later. Mist too.

Visibility: Good, decreasing moderate to poor in parts later.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 18:00, Wednesday 05 August 2020

Strong to near gale force southwest winds, veering westerly and slowly moderating from the west. Further rain and drizzle, with heavy and persistent falls. Mist and local fog too. Mainly fair later as a clearance gradually extends from the west.

Forecast issued at: 18:00, Monday 03 August 2020

All times are local unless specified

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