Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 04:00 Thursday 5 May 2016
Malin Head Automatic South, 17 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 1013, Steady
Dublin Airport South-Southwest, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1017, Steady
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W South-Southwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly
Roches Point Automatic South-Southwest, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic West-Southwest, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1018, Steady
Valentia Automatic South, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1017, Steady
Mace Head Automatic Southwest, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1015, Steady
Belmullet Automatic South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Light rain, 3 Miles, 1013, Steady
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W South, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, 1018, Steady
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W Report not available
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W Report not available
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 Saturday 7 May 2016 at 05:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Mostly slight.
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate at first, but decreasing slight this morning.
Cork - South Wales Moderate, decreasing slight later today.
Rosslare - France Moderate, but locally rough at first.
Cork - France Moderate, but locally rough at first.

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Friday 06 May 2016 Issued at 0600 Thursday 05 May 2016

Meteorological situation at 0300 A moderate to fresh southwest flow covers Ireland. A weak cold front, embedded in the flow, moves only slowly eastwards, but weakens further, as the flow slackens and become more variable in direction.

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

Wind: South to southwest force 5 to 7 and gusty, decreasing force 4 or 5 by early afternoon. Further decreasing variable force 2 to 4 this evening.

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

Wind: South to southwest force 4 or 5 and gusty. Decreasing force 2 to 4 today and becoming variable in direction this evening.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Saturday 07 May 2016:
Light to moderate, variable winds will become moderate to fresh northeasterly later. Mainly fair at first, but showers or longer outbreaks of thundery rain developing in the south and east will become fairly widespread later.

Weather for all coasts of Ireland and the Irish Sea:
Patches of mist and scattered patches of drizzle or rain at first, but mainly fair generally.

Visibility for all coasts of Ireland and the Irish Sea: Moderate in any precipitation or mist, otherwise good.

Warning of heavy swell: for a time on west and northwest coasts today.

Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operation

Small Craft Warning: South to southwest winds, will reach force 6 or higher at times this morning, on coasts from Slyne Head to Malin Head to Fair Head.