coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports At 12 Noon Thursday 18 December 2014
Malin Head Automatic West, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 996, Rising Slowly
Buoy M5 West-Southwest, 29 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is Greater Than 10 Miles, 1007, Steady
Roche's Pt Automatic West-Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1007, Steady
Valentia Automatic Southwest, 21 Knots, Rain Shower, 1.9 Miles, 1007, Steady
Belmullet Automatic West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Recent Drizzle, 4 Miles, 1000, Rising
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 24 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Rain/Drizzle, 2 Miles, 1000, Steady
Buoy M2 53o 29'N, 5o 26'W Southwest, 20 Knots, Wave Ht 2 M, 1001, Rising Slowly
Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W West-Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Wave Ht 6.9 M, 1009, Steady
Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W West, 20 Knots, Wave Ht 6.4 M, Pressure Data Not Available, Pressure Tendency Not Available
Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W West-Southwest, 29 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, Wave Ht 4.1 M, 1007, Steady
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 1200 Saturday 20 December 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Mostly rough.
Rosslare - South Wales Rough to very rough today, decreasing rough tomorrow.
Cork - South Wales Very rough, decreasing rough tomorrow.
Rosslare - France Very rough, decreasing rough on Saturday.
Cork - France Very rough, decreasing rough on Saturday.

Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Friday 19 December 2014 Issued at 1200 Thursday 18 December 2014

Meteorological situation at 0900: A strong southwesterly airflow covers Ireland. A cold front will gradually track southeastwards today followed by a clearance with an unstable westerly airflow.

Forecast for coasts from Slyne Head to Malin Head to Howth Head and the Irish Sea north of Anglesey

Wind: Becoming westerly force 6 or 7 and gusty. Increasing overnight force 6 to gale force 8 and gusty, strongest from Erris Head to Malin Head to Fair Head.

Forecast for coasts from Howth Head to Roche's Point to Slyne Head and the Irish Sea south of Anglesey

Wind: Southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty, and occasionally gale force 8 from Howth Head to Hook Head to Mizen Head and on the Irish Sea. Winds gradually veering west this afternoon and evening and decreasing force 5 or 6.

Weather for all sea areas: Outbreaks of rain and drizzle gradually clearing southeastwards to scattered showers today and early tonight.

Visibility for all sea areas: Poor in rain or drizzle, but becoming moderate to good with the clearance.

Warning of heavy swell: on Atlantic coasts.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Saturday 20 December 2014: Strong to gale force westerly winds will moderate later. Fair weather but scattered heavy showers in northern areas becoming isolated on Saturday.