Réamhaisnéis limistear na farraige

Forecast valid from: 00:00, Wednesday 05 October 2022 until 00:00, Thursday 06 October 2022

Small Craft Warning

1. South to southwest winds will reach force 6 or higher early this morning (Wednesday) on Irish coasts from Belfast Lough to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head. 2. Westerly winds will increase to force 6 or higher on all Irish coasts on Wednesday and Wednesday night.

Gale Warning

Westerly winds will reach gale force 8 at times on Wednesday on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Valentia to Slyne Head.

Meteorological Situation at 21:00 UTC

A low pressure system of 959hPa centred over Iceland maintains a fresh to strong southwesterly airflow over Ireland. The associated cold front will track across Ireland, clearing eastwards on Wednesday morning.

Gale Warning: In effect

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Howth Head to Carnsore Point and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Southwest force 6 or 7, soon decreasing west force 5 or 6. Later increasing force 6 or 7.

Weather: Rain. Scattered showers soon and fair later.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation, improving good later.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Valentia to Erris Head

Wind: Southwest to west force 5 or 6 imminent. Soon increasing west force 6 or 7, occasionally reaching gale force 8.

Weather: Rain, clearing to showers imminent. Isolated thunderstorms possible. Fair later.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation, improving good later.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Bloody Foreland to Fair Head

Wind: Southwest force 5 or 6 imminent, later increasing force 6 or 7.

Weather: Rain, clearing to showers imminent. Isolated thunderstorms possible.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 00:00, Friday 07 October 2022

Strong to near gale force westerly winds, reaching gale force in the west and north later. Weather: Scattered showers, heavy and persistent at times on Thursday night.

Forecast issued at: 00:00, Wednesday 05 October 2022

All times are local unless specified