Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 04:00 Tuesday 31 March 2015
Malin Head Automatic West-Northwest, 29 Knots, Gust 41 Knots, Recent drizzle, 8 Miles, 998, Rising rapidly
Dublin Airport West-Northwest, 23 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Rain shower, 8 Miles, 1001, Rising rapidly
Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W West, 27 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Wave ht: 4.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1005, Rising
Roches Point Automatic West-Northwest, 31 Knots, Gust 51 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1008, Rising
Sherkin Island Automatic West-Northwest, 24 Knots, Gust 42 Knots, Rain shower, 5 Miles, 1011, Rising rapidly
Valentia Automatic West-Northwest, 23 Knots, Gust 44 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1012, Rising
Mace Head Automatic West-Northwest, 32 Knots, Gust 46 Knots, ?, ?, 1007, Rising very rapidly
Belmullet Automatic West, 18 Knots, Gust 44 Knots, Recent precip, 6 Miles, 1005, Rising rapidly
Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W West-Northwest, 26 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Wave ht: 2.6 m, 998, Rising rapidly
Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W Northwest, 22 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Wave ht: 7 m, 1014, Rising
Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W West-Northwest, 28 Knots, Gust 42 Knots, Wave ht: 6.7 m, 1001, Rising rapidly
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 Thursday 2 April 2015 at 05:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Rough, occasionally very rough. Decreasing moderate on Wednesday afternoon.
Rosslare - South Wales Rough to very rough. Decreasing moderate to rough on Wednesday.
Cork - South Wales Very rough to high at first, decreasing very rough today and further decreasing moderate to rough on Wednesday.
Rosslare - France Very rough to high at first, decreasing very rough today and further decreasing moderate to rough on Wednesday.
Cork - France Very rough to high at first, decreasing very rough today and further decreasing moderate to rough on Wednesday.

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Wednesday 01 April 2015 Issued at 0600 Tuesday 31 March 2015

Meteorological situation at 0300 A strong and unstable west to northwesterly airflow covers Ireland.

Forecast for coastal waters from Slyne Head to Fair Head to Carnsore Point and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to northwest gale force 8 to strong gale force 9. Decreasing force 7 to gale force 8 this evening. Further decreasing force 6 to occasional gale force 8 overnight.

Forecast for coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Mizen Head to Slyne Head

Wind: West to northwest gale force 8 to strong gale force 9. Decreasing force 7 to gale force 8 this afternoon and further decreasing force 5 or 6 overnight.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Thursday 02 April 2015:
Strong westerly winds decreasing fresh. Scattered showers at first, but rain later.

Weather for all sea areas:
Scattered rain or hail showers with the risk of thunderstorms, especially on northern coasts but showers becoming isolated later.

Visibility for all sea areas: Generally good, but moderate to poor in showers.

Warning of heavy swell: at times on western and northwestern coasts.

Gale Warning: West to northwest gales or strong gales on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea today.

Small Craft Warning: NIL