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Sea Area Forecast

Forecast issued at: 0600 Saturday 16 February 2019, valid until: 0600 Sunday 17 February 2019

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will reach force 6 or 7 today on all Irish Coasts.

Issued at: Saturday 16-02-2019 05:00

Gale Warning

Nil

Atlantic Swell

No Heavy Swell

Meteorological Situation at 0300

A moderate to fresh south to southwest airflow covers Ireland. A weak warm front will push up from the south later today ahead of a more active frontal trough which will reach the west coast tonight.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Swell No Heavy Swell: yes

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

Wind: South to southwest force 5 to 7 and gusty, backing southerly imminently and increasing force 6 or 7 and gusty. Soon backing south to southeast. Veering south to southwest by the end of the period.

Weather: Isolated showers and patches of mist at first. More extensive rain, drizzle and mist soon developing in the south and west, with persistent rain spreading from the west later.

Visibility: Mostly good at first, reducing moderate or poor at times in precipitation and mist today.

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

Wind: Southwest force 5 or 6 and gusty. Soon backing southerly and increasing force 6 or 7 and gusty. Later backing south to southeast.

Weather: Isolated showers and patches of mist at first. More extensive rain, drizzle and mist soon developing in the south and west, with persistent rain spreading from the west later.

Visibility: Mostly good at first, reducing moderate or poor at times in precipitation and mist today.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until Monday 18 February 2019 06:00

Strong to near gale and gusty southerly winds, soon veering southwest, increasing to gale force at times along Atlantic coasts and on the Irish Sea. Rain extending eastwards over the country on Sunday morning with showers following from the west, some heavy.

Forecast issued at: 0600 Saturday 16 February 2019, valid until: 0600 Sunday 17 February 2019

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