coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports At 11 Pm Wednesday 20 August 2014
Malin Head Automatic West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Gust 26 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1014, Falling Slowly
Buoy M5 Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is Greater Than 10 Miles, 1019, Steady
Roche's Pt Automatic Northwest, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1020, Steady
Valentia Automatic South-Southeast, 03 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1020, Steady
Belmullet Automatic West-Southwest, 07 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 1017, Falling Slowly
Dublin Airport West, 08 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1017, Steady
Buoy M1 53o 8'N, 11o 12'W Report Not Available
Buoy M2 53o 29'N, 5o 26'W Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, Wave Ht 0.4 M, 1017, Steady
Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W Northwest, 10 Knots, Wave Ht 0.9 M, 1021, Steady
Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W West, 18 Knots, Wave Ht 1.9 M, 1015, Falling
Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, Wave Ht Not Available, 1019, Steady
Buoy M6 53o 4'N 15o 56'W West-Northwest, Wind Speed Not Available, Wave Ht 01.7 M, 1020, Falling Slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes
Sea Crossings State of sea until 2400 Friday 22 August 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Slight, increasing moderate on Thursday, decreasing slight again on Friday
Rosslare - South Wales Slight, increasing moderate on Thursday, decreasing slight again on Friday
Cork - South Wales Slight, increasing moderate on Thursday, decreasing slight again on Friday
Rosslare - France Slight, increasing moderate on Thursday, decreasing slight again on Friday
Cork - France Slight, increasing moderate on Thursday, decreasing slight again on Friday

Sea Area Forecast until 2400 Thursday 21 August 2014 Issued at 2400 Wednesday 20 August 2014

Meteorological situation at 2100: A light to moderate northwesterly airflow over Ireland is backing westerly and will strengthen as a depression of 1007 hPa moves southwards over Scotland overnight and on Thursday. An associated frontal system will move southwards over Ireland.

Forecast for coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: Westerly force 4 or 5, increasing west to southwest force 5 to 7 overnight, strongest north of Erris Head, veering west to northwest force 4 to 6 in the morning, becoming north to northwest in the afternoon and reaching force 7 on northern coasts, decreasing force 4 or 5 by the end of the period.

Forecast for coasts from Fair Head to Wicklow Head to Valentia and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to northwest force 2 to 4, backing west to southwest overnight and increasing force 4 to 6 on Thursday morning and reaching force 7 on the Irish Sea, increasing force 5 to 7 in the afternoon, decresing northwesterly force 5 or 6 in the evening and early night.

Weather for all sea areas: Mainly fair at first, rain and drizzle spreading from the northwest overnight and on Thursday with brighter weather and well scattered showers following from the north later

Visibility for all sea areas: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in rain and drizzle.

Warning of heavy swell: Nil

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2400 Friday 22 August 2014: Moderate to fresh north to northwest winds. Well scattered showers, mainly on west and north coasts.