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Saturday, 21 October 2017
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Gale Warning

Southwesterly winds will gradually veer west to northwest today, reaching gale force or strong gale force at times on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea, with storm force winds for a time this morning on coasts from Carnsore Point to Mizen Head to Erris Head.
Issued at 05:00 on 21-Oct-2017

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Sunday 22 October 2017

Issued at 0600 Saturday 21 October 2017

Gale Warning: In Operation

Small Craft Warning: See Gale Warning

Meteorological Situation at 0300:A deep depression of 964 hPa, on the West coast will track across central parts of Ireland this morning moving into the Irish Sea this afternoon, with a gale to storm force Westerly airflow to the South of it and followed by a very strong Northwest airflow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carlingford Lough to Roches Point to Erris Head and for the Irish Sea:
Wind: Southwest veering West to Northwest gale force 8 to storm force 10. Becoming Northwest gale force 8 or strong gale force 9 this afternoon and moderating force 7 to gale force 8 in the evening. Backing Westerly force 6 or 7 tonight.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Malin Head to Carlingford Lough:
Wind: Variable force 5 to 7. Gradually increasing Northwest gale force 8 or strong gale force 9 during the afternoon and evening. Moderating West to Northwest force 7 to gale force 8 tonight.

Weather for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Showers or longer spells of rain with some thunder.

Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Moderate or poor in rain or showers.

Warning of heavy swell: on West and South coasts.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600, Monday, 23 October 2017: Fresh or strong Westerly winds increasing strong to near gale force Southerly. Scattered showers followed by rain.

Next update before 1300 Sat 21-Oct-2017
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