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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 00:00, Tuesday 26 January 2021 until 00:00, Wednesday 27 January 2021

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher tonight (Monday night) and tomorrow (Tuesday) on all Irish coasts, later veering westerly and becoming confined to northern sea areas.

Issued at: 23:00, Monday 25 January 2021

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 21:00 UTC

Low pressure (968hPa) in the north Atlantic, feeds in its associated fronts and freshening southerly winds, later veering westerly in a temporary clearance.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

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

Wind: Southerly force 5 to 7, strongest in the west. Later veering westerly and decreasing force 4 or 5.

Weather: Rain/drizzle, turning heavy and possibly thundery tonight. Mostly cloudy on Tuesday. Scattered rainfall after dark.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation.

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

Wind: Southeasterly force 5 to 7, later veering westerly. Moderating 3 or 4 towards the end of the period.

Weather: Rain/drizzle, turning heavy and possibly thundery tonight. Mostly cloudy on Tuesday, lingering wintry rain in the north.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation.

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

Wind: Southwesterly force 4 to 6. Soon increasing southerly force 5 to 6 and gusty. Veering westerly later, strongest in the north and on the Irish Sea.

Weather: Rain/drizzle, turning heavy and possibly thundery tonight. Mostly cloudy on Tuesday, lingering wintry rain in the north.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 00:00, Thursday 28 January 2021

Moderate to fresh variable winds, increasing strong to near gale force later - between southeast and southwest. Rain/drizzle - heaviest later.

Forecast issued at: 00:00, Tuesday 26 January 2021

All times are local unless specified

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