Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 22:00 Friday 3 July 2015
Malin Head Automatic East-Northeast, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1017, Falling
Dublin Airport East, 8 Knots, Recent rain shower, 10 Miles, 1015, Falling rapidly
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W East, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1012, Falling
Roches Point Automatic East-Southeast, 11 Knots, Light rain, 4 Miles, 1011, Falling
Sherkin Island Automatic East-Southeast, 15 Knots, Light rain, 2 Miles, 1009, Falling
Valentia Automatic East, 16 Knots, Recent rain, 11 Miles, 1008, Falling
Mace Head Automatic East, 15 Knots, Gust 30 Knots, Rain shower, 16 Miles, 1010, Falling
Belmullet Automatic East-Southeast, 11 Knots, Gust 21 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1012, Falling slowly
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W East-Northeast, 12 Knots, Wave ht:0.4 m, 1015, Falling
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W South-Southeast, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 3 m, 1007, Falling
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W East-Southeast, 18 Knots, Wave height not available, 1013, Falling slowly
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W East-Southeast, 25 Knots, Wave ht: 4.1 m, 1001, Falling slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Sunday 5 July 2015 at 23:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Mostly moderate.
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate
Cork - South Wales Moderate to rough. Decreasing moderate on Sunday.
Rosslare - France Mostly moderate, but rough at times during Saturday
Cork - France Mostly moderate, but rough at times during Saturday

Sea Area Forecast until 0000 Sunday 5 July 2015 Issued at 0000 Saturday 4 July 2015

Meteorological Situation at 2100 2. Meteorological situation at 2100: A strengthening southeasterly airflow covers Ireland. An Anticyclone of 1028 hPa., in the North Sea is slow moving and a depression of 1000 hPa., about 160 nm southwest of Valentia, tracks northwards. Associated frontal troughs, near the south and southwest coasts, will move northeastwards over the country overnight. The flow will veer south to southwest for Saturday and will moderate gradually.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Valentia to Loop Head:

Wind: Southeast force 5 to 7, veering south to southwest overnight and increasing force 6 to gale force 8 and gusty tonight. Winds decreasing force 5 or 6 during Saturday morning. Then winds backing southerly during the afternoon and decreasing force 4 or 5 and further moderating force 3 or 4 early Saturday night.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Slyne Head to Rossan Point

Wind: Southeast force 5 to 7, veering south to southwest early in the morning and increasing force 7 or gale force 8 and gusty. Winds backing southerly in the afternoon and decreasing force 5 or 6 and further moderating force 3 or 4 by this time on Saturday night.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Rossan Point to Howth Head to Roches Point and the Irish Sea:

Wind: East to southeast force 5 to 7 and gusty. Winds veering south to southwest during Saturday morning and decreasing force 4 or 6 during the afternoon and early evening. Winds will further moderate force 3 to 5 by this time on Saturday night.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Monday 6 July 2015:
Moderate, occasionally fresh south to southwesterly winds. Occasional showers, some heavy or possibly thundery, but some fair weather also.

Weather for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea:
Widespread rain at first, heavy and thundery at times and accompanied by some patches of mist and fog. A clearance to occasional showers will follow from the southwest, later.

Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea:Moderate or poor in mist, fog and precipitation, otherwise good.

Gale Warning: South to southwest winds will reach gale force for a time overnight and in the morning, on Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Loop Head to Rossan Point.

Small Craft Warning: