Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 16:00 Saturday 27 August 2016
Malin Head Automatic East-Northeast, 6 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1015, Falling slowly
Dublin Airport Northeast, 10 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1014, Falling slowly
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W East-Northeast, 7 Knots, Wave ht:0.7 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1011, Falling
Roches Point Automatic East, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1011, Falling slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic East, 16 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1009, Falling
Valentia Automatic East, 6 Knots, Recent drizzle, 21 Miles, 1009, Falling slowly
Mace Head Automatic East-Northeast, 14 Knots, Light drizzle, 24 Miles, 1012, Falling
Belmullet Automatic East, 7 Knots, Rain shower, 11 Miles, 1014, Falling slowly
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W Northeast, 10 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, 1013, Falling
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W East, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, 1006, Falling
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W East-Northeast, 8 Knots, Wave height not available, 1015, Falling slowly
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W East-Northeast, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 2.5 m, 1013, Rising slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Monday 29 August 2016 at 17:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Slight.
Rosslare - South Wales Slight, increasing moderate early Sunday, later decreasing slight.
Cork - South Wales Slight, increasing moderate early Sunday, later decreasing slight.
Rosslare - France Slight, increasing moderate to rough overnight and for Sunday, later decreasing moderate or slight.
Cork - France Slight, increasing moderate to rough overnight and for Sunday, later decreasing moderate or slight.

Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Sunday 28 August 2016 Issued at 1800 Saturday 27 August 2016

Meteorological Situation at 1500A moderate to fresh east to southeast flow over Ireland will back northerly overnight as a depression of 1001hpa, approx. 150nm south southwest of Valentia tracks east to the south of Ireland and fills. It's associated showery troughs will affect Ireland for a time tonight but pull away later tonight and early tomorrow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Dungarvan to Valentia to Slyne Head

Wind: Easterly force 4 or 5, reaching force 6 at times this evening between Roches Point and Loop Head. Backing northeast to north fore 3 or 4 overnight and northerly tomorrow morning, later backing northwest.

Weather: Occasional rain, with risk of isolated thunderstorms. Risk of fog banks also. Becoming mostly fair.

Visibility: Moderate or poor becoming mostly good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Slyne Head to Howth head to Dungarvan and the Irish Sea.

Wind: East force 3 or 4, backing northerly force 2 to 4 overnight, further backing north to northwest tomorrow.

Weather: Fair in some eastern areas at first. Outbreaks of rain becoming more widespread for a time tonight with a risk of isolated thunderstorms in the Irish Sea and possibly on parts of the east coast with a risk of fog also. Becoming fair from the west later.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain or fog otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Monday 29 August 2016:
Light or moderate northwest winds and mostly fair for a time. Winds backing southwest to south and freshening later in the southwest with rain and drizzle later on Atlantic coasts

Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operation

Small Craft Warning: