coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports At 11 Pm Friday 31 October 2014
Malin Head Automatic South-Southwest, 15 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1002, Rising Slowly
Buoy M5 Report Not Available, The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is Greater Than 10 Miles
Roche's Pt Automatic Southwest, 10 Knots, Light Rain, 8 Miles, 1008, Rising Slowly
Valentia Automatic Southwest, 10 Knots, Moderate Drizzle, 8 Miles, 1008, Rising Slowly
Belmullet Automatic Report Not Available
Dublin Airport Southwest, 15 Knots, Recent Rain, 8 Miles, 1006, Rising Slowly
Buoy M2 53o 29'N, 5o 26'W South-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave Ht 1.4 M, 1006, Rising Slowly
Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W West-Southwest, 17 Knots, Wave Ht 2.8 M, 1009, Rising Slowly
Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W West-Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave Ht 2.6 M, 1001, Steady
Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W Report Not Available
Buoy M6 53o 4'N 15o 56'W Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, Wave Ht 4.4 M, 1001, Steady
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes
Sea Crossings State of sea until 2400 Sunday 02 November 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Moderate, increasing rough or very rough during Saturday.
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate, increasing rough or very rough during Saturday.
Cork - South Wales Moderate, increasing rough or very rough during Saturday.
Rosslare - France Rough, increasing very rough during Saturday.
Cork - France Rough, increasing very rough during Saturday.

Sea Area Forecast until 2400 Saturday 01 November 2014 Issued at 2400 Friday 31 October 2014

Meteorological situation at 2100: A cold front over the Irish Sea continues to clear eastwards. A wave depression and associated frontal troughs will approach the southwest tomorrow morning and rather quickly track northeastwards in a strengthening southerly airflow.

Forecast for coasts from Fair Head to Howth Head to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southwest force 5 or 6. Backing south Saturday noon and increasing force 6 to gale force 8. Gradually veering southwest and decreasing force 5 or 6 Saturday night.

Weather: Rain clearing eastwards tonight. Heavy rain spreading eastwards during Saturday.

Visibility: Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain later.

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

Wind: Southwest force 5 or 6. Backing south Saturday morning and increasing force 6 to 7, occasionally gale force 8 from Mizen Head to Erris Head. Decreasing Saturday afternoon south to southwest force 5 to 7. Further veering southwest to west force 5 or 6 overnight.

Weather: Isolated showers. Heavy rain on Saturday morning clearing to scattered showers by evening.

Visibility: Good, becoming moderate to poor in rain later.

Warning of heavy swell: occasionally along Atlantic coasts on Saturday afternoon.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2400 Sunday 02 November 2014: Moderate to fresh southwest to west winds becoming occasionally strong later. Scattered showers.