coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports At 5 Am Wednesday 20 August 2014
Malin Head Automatic North, 17 Knots, Recent Rain, 16 Miles, 1018, Steady
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 North-Northwest, 09 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1020, Steady
Valentia Automatic North, 03 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1021, Steady
Belmullet Automatic North-Northwest, 02 Knots, Recent Drizzle, 11 Miles, 1020, Steady
Dublin Airport West, 07 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1019, 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 0.9 M, 1017, Steady
Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W North-Northeast, 11 Knots, Wave Ht 1.1 M, 1020, Steady
Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W North, 17 Knots, Wave Ht 1.7 M, 1020, Steady
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 Report Not Available
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes
Sea Crossings State of sea until 0600 Friday 22 August 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Slight increasing moderate
Rosslare - South Wales Slight increasing moderate
Cork - South Wales Slight
Rosslare - France Slight
Cork - France Slight

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Thursday 21 August 2014 Issued at 0600 Wednesday 20 August 2014

Meteorological situation at 03: 00 hours: A slack northwest airflow covers Ireland. A weak frontal trough 300 miles off northwest Scotland tracks steadily southeastwards and will cross the country tomorrow.

Forecast for coasts from Erris Head to Malin Head to Howth Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest force 3 to 4; backing west and increasing force 5 this evening; occasionally force 6 off the north coast overnight.

Weather: Isolated showers today; becoming more widespread tonight.

Visibility: Moderate to good.

Forecast for coasts from Howth Head to Mizen Head to Erris Head

Wind: Northwest force 2 or 3, increasing west force 3 to 4 tonight.

Weather: Mainly fair.

Visibility: Good

Warning of heavy swell: Nil

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Friday 22 August 2014: Moderate to fresh westerly winds later veering northwest and decreasing light. Patchy rain clearing to mainly fair weather.