coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports At 5 Pm Saturday 20 December 2014
Malin Head Automatic West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Gust 27 Knots, Recent Drizzle, 8 Miles, 1024, Steady
Buoy M5 West, 14 Knots, The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is Greater Than 10 Miles, 1031, Rising Slowly
Roche's Pt Automatic West-Southwest, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1031, Steady
Valentia Automatic Southwest, 08 Knots, Cloudy, 14 Miles, 1031, Steady
Belmullet Automatic West-Southwest, 17 Knots, Gust 28 Knots, Showery Precip, 5 Miles, 1026, Falling Slowly
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 12 Knots, Recent Drizzle, 16 Miles, 1028, Rising Slowly
Buoy M2 53o 29'N, 5o 26'W West, 17 Knots, Wave Ht 1.3 M, 1028, Rising Slowly
Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W West-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave Ht 4.4 M, 1032, Steady
Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W West, 25 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Wave Ht 5 M, Pressure Data Not Available, Pressure Tendency Not Available
Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W West, 14 Knots, Wave Ht 1.9 M, 1031, Rising Slowly
Buoy M6 53o 4'N 15o 56'W Report Not Available
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes
Sea Crossings State of sea until 1700 Monday 22 December 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Slight to moderate, increasing moderate tonight and increasing moderate to rough on Sunday. Continuing the same on Monday.
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate, increasing rough on Sunday, continuing the same on Monday.
Cork - South Wales Moderate, increasing rough on Sunday, continuing the same on Monday.
Rosslare - France Moderate to rough, increasing rough on Monday.
Cork - France Moderate to rough, increasing rough on Monday.

Sea Area Forecast until 1700 Sunday 21 December 2014 Issued at 1700 Saturday 20 December 2014

Meteorological situation at 1500: A weak ridge of high pressure is moving eastwards over Ireland. A strengthening west to southwest airflow will develop over the country this evening and early tonight. A warm front will move eastwards across the country tonight.

Forecast for coasts from Slyne Head to Erris Head to Malin Head

Wind: West to southwest force 5 to 7, backing southwesterly and increasing force 6 or 7 this evening, increasing force 7 or gale force 8 tonight, continuing the same overnight and on Sunday.

Weather: A few showers at first. Rain and drizzle developing tonight, continuing tomorrow and becoming heavier in the afternoon.

Visibility: Mostly good, decreasing moderate or poor in rain and drizzle tonight and tomorrow.

Forecast for coasts from Malin Head to Hook Head to Slyne Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to southwest force 4 or 5, backing southwesterly later this evening, increasing force 6 or 7 tonight, continuing the same overnight and on Sunday with gale gusts on the Irish Sea during Sunday.

Weather: Mostly fair at first. Rain and drizzle spreading eastwards tonight and continuing tomorrow.

Visibility: Mostly good, decreasing moderate or poor in rain and drizzle tonight and tomorrow.

Warning of heavy swell: Nil

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Monday 22 December 2014: Strong to gale force southwest winds, decreasing fresh to strong westerly in the northwest on Monday. Outbreaks of rain in all areas, heavy at times.