coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports At 12 Noon Wednesday 1 October 2014
Malin Head Automatic West, 16 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 1022, Rising
Buoy M5 Report Not Available, , The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is Greater Than 10 Miles, ,
Roche's Pt Automatic North-Northwest, 12 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1025, Rising
Valentia Automatic North-Northwest, 07 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1026, Rising
Belmullet Automatic West, 12 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 1024, Rising
Dublin Airport West-Northwest, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1024, Rising
Buoy M1 53o 8'N, 11o 12'W Report Not Available
Buoy M2 53o 29'N, 5o 26'W Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave Ht 0.8 M, 1024, Rising
Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W North-Northwest, 14 Knots, Wave Ht 3 M, 1027, Rising
Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W West, 18 Knots, Wave Ht 4.2 M, 1022, Rising
Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W Report Not Available
Buoy M6 53o 4'N 15o 56'W West-Southwest, 23 Knots, Wave Ht 05.3 M, 1025, Rising Slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes
Sea Crossings State of sea until 1200 Friday 03 October 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Slight, increasing to moderate later tomorrow and later rough.
Rosslare - South Wales Slight to moderate, increasing to mostly moderate.
Cork - South Wales Slight to moderate, increasing to mostly moderate.
Rosslare - France Moderate, increasing to rough, occasionally very rough.
Cork - France Moderate, increasing to rough, occasionally very rough.

Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Thursday 02 October 2014 Issued at 1200 Wednesday 01 October 2014

Meteorological situation at 1200: A ridge of high pressure continues to build across Ireland from the southwest, as a weak cold front clears away southeastwards.

Forecast for coasts from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia and for the Irish Sea -

Wind: Mainly northwesterly, force 3 or 4, decreasing variable, force 3 or less, early tonight, increasing southerly force 4 or 5 overnight in the southwest, later increasing southerly, force 4 to 6, strongest in the southwest.

Forecast for coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Fair Head -

Wind: Westerly, force 4 or 5, locally force 6 at times in the northwest, gradually backing southerly and increasing force 4 to 6 overnight, further increasing force 6 or 7 later, with a risk of gales in the northwest.

Weather for all sea areas: Patchy light rain or drizzle at first in the south and east. Otherwise fair weather.

Visibility for all sea areas : Mostly good.

Warning of heavy swell: developing on southwest, west and on northern coasts.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Friday 03 October 2014: Strong to gale force southerly winds extending to all sea areas, decreasing mostly moderate southwesterly on Friday morning in the southwest, west and north, but fresh to strong or near gale force southerly elsewhere. Patches of mist and drizzle developing tomorrow on some Atlantic coasts. Heavy rain will spread from the northwest Thursday night and Friday, with a risk of fog.