|COASTAL REPORTS||At 04:00 Thursday 5 May 2016|
|Malin Head Automatic||South, 17 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 1013, Steady|
|Dublin Airport||South-Southwest, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1017, Steady|
|Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W||South-Southwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly|
|Roches Point Automatic||South-Southwest, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly|
|Sherkin Island Automatic||West-Southwest, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1018, Steady|
|Valentia Automatic||South, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1017, Steady|
|Mace Head Automatic||Southwest, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1015, Steady|
|Belmullet Automatic||South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Light rain, 3 Miles, 1013, Steady|
|Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W||South, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, 1018, Steady|
|Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W||Report not available|
|Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W||Report not available|
|Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W||Report not available|
|Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes|
|SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST||State of sea until Saturday 7 May 2016 at 05:00 hours|
|Dublin - Holyhead||Mostly slight.|
|Rosslare - South Wales||Moderate at first, but decreasing slight this morning.|
|Cork - South Wales||Moderate, decreasing slight later today.|
|Rosslare - France||Moderate, but locally rough at first.|
|Cork - France||Moderate, but locally rough at first.|
Meteorological situation at 0300 A moderate to fresh southwest flow covers Ireland. A weak cold front, embedded in the flow, moves only slowly eastwards, but weakens further, as the flow slackens and become more variable in direction.
Wind: South to southwest force 5 to 7 and gusty, decreasing force 4 or 5 by early afternoon. Further decreasing variable force 2 to 4 this evening.
Wind: South to southwest force 4 or 5 and gusty. Decreasing force 2 to 4 today and becoming variable in direction this evening.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Saturday 07 May 2016:
Light to moderate, variable winds will become moderate to fresh northeasterly later. Mainly fair at first, but showers or longer outbreaks of thundery rain developing in the south and east will become fairly widespread later.
Weather for all coasts of Ireland and the Irish Sea:
Patches of mist and scattered patches of drizzle or rain at first, but mainly fair generally.
Visibility for all coasts of Ireland and the Irish Sea: Moderate in any precipitation or mist, otherwise good.
Warning of heavy swell: for a time on west and northwest coasts today.
Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operationSmall Craft Warning: South to southwest winds, will reach force 6 or higher at times this morning, on coasts from Slyne Head to Malin Head to Fair Head.