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Sea Area Forecast

Gale Warning

East to northeast winds will occasionally reach gale force 8 tonight on coasts from Carlingford Lough to Howth Head to Carnsore Point and on the Irish Sea.
Issued at 23:00 on 17-Mar-2018

Small Craft Warning

East to northeast winds will reach force 6 or higher overnight and during Sunday on coasts from Carnsore Point to Erris Head to Carlingford Lough.
Issued at 23:00 on 17-Mar-2018

Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Sunday 18 March 2018

Issued at 1800 Saturday 17 March 2018

Gale Warning: In Operation

Small Craft Warning: In Operation

Meteorological Situation at 1500:A strong, cold, unstable easterly airflow covers Ireland, with low pressure over northern France and a large intense anticyclone of 1035hpa, over southern Sweden edging westwards into the North Sea over the next 24hrs.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and for the Irish Sea:
Wind : East to northeast force 6 or 7 and gusty. Occasionally reaching gale force 8 on coasts from Malin Head to Carlingford Lough to Carnsore Point and on the Irish Sea.
Weather: Occasional hail, sleet and snow showers, mainly on eastern, southern ad northern coasts.
Visibility: Poor in showers otherwise moderate or good

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800, Monday, 19 March 2018: Strong to near gale force east to northeast winds decreasing fresh to strong, occasional wintry showers dying away and becoming mostly fair later.

Next update before 0100 Sun 18-Mar-2018
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