Forecast valid from: 18:00, Thursday 28 September 2023 until 18:00, Friday 29 September 2023
Southwesterly winds, veering westerly, will reach force 6 or higher at times this evening and tonight (Thursday) on all Irish coasts, becoming confined to Irish coasts from Valentia to Bloody Foreland to Howth Head by tomorrow morning (Friday).
A fresh to near gale force south to southwest airflow covers Ireland, generated by a complex system of low pressure of 983hPa, centred approximately 300 nautical miles northwest of Erris Head. An associated cold front lies over the country, track eastwards.
Small Craft Warning: In effect
Heavy Swell (>4m) : Nil
Wind: Increasing southwest to west force 6 or 7 and gusty, occasionally reaching gale force 8 in the northwest. Later decreasing mainly force 4 south of Erris Head by the end of the period, force 5 or 6 between Erris Head and Fair Head.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with rain, becoming cloudy to fair with showers imminent. Some coastal mist.
Visibility: Moderate in precipitation and coastal mist, otherwise good.
Wind: Decreasing southwest to west mainly force 4 or 5 imminent, occasionally force 6. Soon increasing force 5 or 6. Later decreasing mainly force 4 or 5 by the end of the period.
Weather: Mostly cloudy with rain or showers, some heavy or thundery. Rain clearing eastwards imminent, becoming cloudy to fair with isolated showers imminent. Some coastal mist.
Visibility: Moderate or poor in precipitation and coastal mist, otherwise good.
Mostly moderate to fresh west to southwest winds, decreasing light to moderate southwesterly for a time Friday night before backing southerly and increasing fresh to strong in the southwest and west by Saturday morning. Near gale force to gale force southeasterly winds, veering southwesterly, will extend to all sea areas Saturday. Weather: Mostly fair with isolated showers. Rain and drizzle in the southwest late Friday night, tracking northeastwards through Saturday, heavy at times.
Forecast issued at: 18:00, Thursday 28 September 2023
All times are local unless specified