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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast issued at: 1200 Thursday 17 January 2019, valid until: 1200 Friday 18 January 2019

Small Craft Warning

South to southeast winds will increase to force 6 or 7 at times tonight and overnight on Irish Coasts from Rossan Point to Wicklow Head to Slyne Head.

Issued at: Thursday 17-01-2019 12:00

Gale Warning

South to southeast winds will occasionally reach gale force 8 tonight and overnight on Irish Coastal Waters from Slyne Head to Erris Head to Rossan Point.

Issued at: Thursday 17-01-2019 12:00

Atlantic Swell

Increasing on Atlantic Coasts again Friday morning.

Meteorological Situation at 0900

A transient ridge of high pressure is present over the country. An occluded front will approach western coasts later today and move in across the area overnight in a strengthening southeasterly airflow.

Gale Warning: In effect

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Swell Increasing on Atlantic Coasts again Friday morning.: yes

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

Wind: Variable force 3 or less at first, becoming southeasterly and increasing force 4 to 6 and gusty imminently. Soon increasing force 5 to 7 and gusty, reaching gale force 8 at times between Slyne Head and Rossan Point. Later veering southwest to west force 4 or 5 but maintaining south to southeast force 5 to 7 and gusty north of Erris Head.

Weather: Fine or fair today apart from isolated showers in the northwest. Outbreaks of rain spreading from the Atlantic tonight and overnight, followed by showers.

Visibility: Mostly good today. Reducing moderate or poor in precipitation tonight and tomorrow morning.

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

Wind: Northerly force 3 to 5, decreasing variable force 3 or less imminently. Soon becoming southeasterly and increasing force 4 or 5. Later increasing force 5 to 7 and gusty, possibly touching gale force 8 at times in south Irish Sea. Gradually veering southwesterly force 3 or 4 tomorrow morning between Roches Point and Wicklow Head.

Weather: Fine or fair today apart from isolated showers in the northwest. Outbreaks of rain spreading from the Atlantic tonight and overnight, followed by showers.

Visibility: Mostly good today. Reducing moderate or poor in precipitation tonight and tomorrow morning.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until Saturday 19 January 2019 12:00

Winds gradually decreasing light to moderate cyclonic variable in all sea areas by Saturday morning. Scattered outbreaks of rain or showers.

Forecast issued at: 1200 Thursday 17 January 2019, valid until: 1200 Friday 18 January 2019

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