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Sea Area Forecast
From 2400 Monday To 2400 Tuesday
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GALE WARNING:
South to southwest gales or strong gales on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea, veering west to northwest overnight and increasing gale to storm force.
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SMALL CRAFT WARNING:
NIL
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METEOROLOGICAL SITUATION AT 2300:
A deepening storm depression just off the northwest coast of Ireland is tracking northeastwards, preceded by a very strong south to southwest airflow, veering west to northwest overnight and strengthening even further.
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Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Howth Head to Roches Point and for the Irish Sea
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WIND:
South to southwest, force 7 to strong gale force 9, veering west to northwest overnight and increasing gale force 8 to strong gale force 9, with severe gusts, reaching storm force 10 at times from Erris Head to Belfast Lough, slowly decreasing force 6 to gale force 8 by Tuesday evening and later westerly, force 5 to 7.
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Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Loop Head to Erris Head
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WIND:
South to southwest, veering northwesterly, gale force 8 to strong gale force 9, with severe gusts, up to storm force 10 in the early night close to Erris Head, slowly decreasing force 6 to gale force 8 during Tuesday afternoon and later decreasing westerly, force 4 or 5.
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Visibility for all sea areas:
Moderate to poor in rain. Becoming good, except in showers. Warning of heavy swell: developing on Atlantic coasts.
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Weather for all sea areas:
Rain, clearing overnight to squally showers. Becoming mainly fair later Tuesday.
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Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2355 Wednesday 22 October 2014:
Strong to near gale force westerly winds, backing southwesterly and decreasing mostly fresh to strong, but up to near gale in the north and northwest. Rain and drizzle spreading from the Atlantic, mainly affecting the west and north. Patches of rain, drizzle, mist and fog becoming more widespread on Wednesday.

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