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Réamhaisnéis limistear na farraige

Forecast valid from: 06:00, Friday 22 October 2021 until 06:00, Saturday 23 October 2021

Small Craft Warning

1) West to northwest winds will reach force 6 or higher for a time this morning (Friday morning) on Irish Coasts from Loop Head to Malin Head to Carnsore Point. 2) Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher on all Irish Coasts during Friday night and Saturday.

Gale Warning

Southerly winds will reach gale force 8 at times during Friday night and Saturday on Irish Coastal Waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Meteorological Situation at 03:00 UTC

Ireland lies in a moderate to fresh northwest air-flow between High Pressure of 1029hPa centred near the Azores and a complex area of low pressure of 963hPa positioned over Scandinavia.

Gale Warning: In effect

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil

Wave Height Forecast

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

Wind: West to northwest force 5 to 7. Soon decreasing west to northwest force 4 or 5. Backing southerly force 5 or 6 tonight.

Weather: Scattered showers.

Visibility: Generally moderate or good.

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

Wind: West to northwest force 5 or 6. Decreasing west to northwest force 4 or 5 imminent. Later backing southerly force 6 or 7. Increasing southerly gale force 8 later tonight.

Weather: Scattered showers. Rain, drizzle and mist developing tonight and Saturday.

Visibility: Generally moderate or good but decreasing poor at times tonight and Saturday.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 06:00, Sunday 24 October 2021

Strong to gale force southerly winds. Outbreaks of rain with some drizzle and mist.

Forecast issued at: 06:00, Friday 22 October 2021

All times are local unless specified

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