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Sea Area Forecast
From 1200 Friday To 1200 Saturday
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GALE WARNING:
Southwest winds will reach gale or strong gale force overnight for all sea areas and the Irish Sea
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SMALL CRAFT WARNING:
See gale warning
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METEOROLOGICAL SITUATION AT 0900:
A moderate southerly flow covers Ireland. A ridge high pressure over the east declines, with a wave passing close to the south. A more active frontal system will approach from the Atlantic later today and overnight, in a strengthening southwesterly flow, reaching gale force later.
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Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roche's Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head
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WIND:
Southerly force 2 to 4. Increasing force 4 to 5 this evening and further increasing southwest gale force 8 or strong gale force 9 tonight, strongest in the northwest. Veering westerly Saturday morning force 6 or 7.
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Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Howth Head to Roche's Point and the Irish Sea
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WIND:
Southerly force 2 to 4, increasing force 4 to 5 this evening. Further increasing south to southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty overnight reaching gale force 8 by morning, touching gale force 9 in the north. Winds veering westerly later Saturday morning 6 or 7.
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Visibility for all coasts and for the Irish Sea:
Poor in rain, showers or mist. Warning of Atlantic Swell: will develop on Atlantic coasts later tonight on the southwest and west coasts.
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Weather for all coasts and for the Irish Sea:
Hazy sunshine today. Patchy drizzle in the south. Cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain later this evening and overnight. Mist in parts too. Heavier rain later tonight and early Saturday.
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Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Sunday 29 March 2015:
Strong and gusty westerly winds, backing southwest later touching gale force at times. Mostly cloudy with spells of rain, mainly later tomorrow evening and overnight.

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