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Réamhaisnéis limistear na farraige

Forecast valid from: 18:00, Thursday 19 May 2022 until 18:00, Friday 20 May 2022

Small Craft Warning

South to southwest winds will reach force 6 or higher today (Thusrday) on Irish coasts from Roche's Point to Slyne Head to Fair, extending to remaining Irish coasts by tomorrow (Friday) morning.

Gale Warning

Nil

Meteorological Situation at 15:00 UTC

Ireland lies in an unstable, fresh to near gale force and gusty southwest airflow, between low pressure of 981hPa in the mid North Atlantic and high pressure of 1022hPa centred near to the northwest of France. A cold front is approaching from the Atlantic and will move eastwards across the country tonight and tomorrow morning followed by an unstable westerly airflow.

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: South to southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty. Soon moderating southwest force 4 to 6 and gusty. Later becoming west to southwest force 5 or 6 and gusty.

Weather: Scattered showers. Heavy rain soon followed by squally showers. Thunder possible.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in precipitation, otherwise good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Southerly force 4 to 6 and gusty, strongest in the northeast and in the north Irish Sea. Soon and later becoming south to southwest force 5 or 6. Becoming mainly west to southwest force 4 to 6 and gusty by the end of the period.

Weather: Mainly fair. Heavy rain later followed by squally showers. Thunder possible.

Visibility: Mostly good becoming moderate or poor in rain or showers.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 18:00, Saturday 21 May 2022

Moderate to fresh or strong southwest to west winds, backing south to southwest. Scattered showers with rain developing later in the northwest.

Forecast issued at: 18:00, Thursday 19 May 2022

All times are local unless specified

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