Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 06:00, Tuesday 31 January 2023 until 06:00, Wednesday 01 February 2023

Small Craft Warning

Westerly winds will reach force 6 or higher at times on Irish coasts from Fair Head to Mizen Head to Rossan Point

Gale Warning

Westerly winds will reach gale force at times on Irish coastal waters from Rossan Point to Malin Head to Fair Head.

Atlantic Swell

On Atlantic coasts tomorrow.

Meteorological Situation at 03:00 UTC

Low pressure of 962hPa to the southwest of Iceland, places Ireland in a fresh to strong westerly airflow, associated frontal troughs cross the area.

Gale Warning: In effect

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : yes

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Bloody Foreland to Belfast Lough

Wind: West force 7 to gale force 8.

Weather: Scattered showers

Visibility: Moderate or poor in showers, otherwise good

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

Wind: West to northwest force 5 or 6, reaching force 7 at times in the North Irish Sea.

Weather: Rain, mainly fair soon.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain, otherwise good

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 06:00, Thursday 02 February 2023

Strong to near gale force west to northwest winds easing fresh to strong later. Cloudy to fair with frequent showers in the north and chance of hail and isolated thunderstorms.

Forecast issued at: 06:00, Tuesday 31 January 2023

All times are local unless specified