Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 06:00, Sunday 02 October 2022 until 06:00, Monday 03 October 2022

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher Sunday night on Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Bloody Foreland.

Gale Warning

Atlantic Swell

On northwestern coasts at times Sunday morning.

Meteorological Situation at 03:00 UTC

A filling depression of 981 hPa, centred on the western coast of Iceland, and a ridge of high pressure building from the southwest, generates a mostly moderate to fresh northwesterly airflow over Ireland. A developing depression of 1013 centred to the south of Ireland, with associated fronts affecting southern sea areas, will clear eastwards early Sunday morning.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : yes

Wave Height Forecast

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

Wind: Decreasing west to northwest force 2 to 4 imminent. Soon backing southwesterly. Later backing southerly and increasing force 5 to 7 by the end of the period.

Weather: Rain and drizzle in southern areas clearing imminently, becoming cloudy to fair with isolated showers. Outbreaks of rain and drizzle towards the end of the period.

Visibility: Mostly good, occasionally moderate or poor in precipitation

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

Wind: West to northwest force 4 or 5. Soon decreasing northwesterly or variable force 2 to 4. Later backing southerly and increasing force 4 or 5 by the end of the period.

Weather: Cloudy to fair with isolated showers.

Visibility: Mostly good, occasionally moderate or poor in showers.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 06:00, Tuesday 04 October 2022

Strong to near gale force south to southwest winds extending to all sea areas through Monday, reaching gale force on western and northwestern sea areas. Weather: Persistent rain developing in Atlantic and northern sea areas, extending eastwards Monday night.

Forecast issued at: 06:00, Sunday 02 October 2022

All times are local unless specified