|COASTAL REPORTS||At 22:00 Monday 3 August 2015|
|Malin Head Automatic||South, 29 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Rain shower, 11 Miles, 993, Falling|
|Dublin Airport||South, 19 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1001, Falling slowly|
|Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W||Southwest, 24 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Wave ht: 3.8 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1005, Steady|
|Roches Point Automatic||South-Southwest, 27 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1002, Falling slowly|
|Sherkin Island Automatic||Southwest, 30 Knots, Gust 41 Knots, Recent drizzle, 3 Miles, 1002, Steady|
|Valentia Automatic||Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Rain shower, 1.7 Miles, 999, Rising slowly|
|Mace Head Automatic||Southwest, 26 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Rain shower, 3 Miles, 992, Rising slowly|
|Belmullet Automatic||South-Southwest, 20 Knots, Gust 30 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 990, Rising slowly|
|Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W||South, 23 Knots, Wave ht: 2.5 m, 1002, Falling slowly|
|Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W||West-Southwest, 28 Knots, Gust 43 Knots, Wave ht: 7.2 m, 1002, Rising slowly|
|Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W||South-Southwest, 22 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Wave height not available, 987, Rising slowly|
|Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W||West, 28 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Wave ht: 4.3 m, 995, Rising rapidly|
|Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes|
|SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST||State of sea until Wednesday 5 August 2015 at 23:00 hours|
|Dublin - Holyhead||Rough decreasing moderate Tuesday evening.|
|Rosslare - South Wales||Rough to very rough, decreasing rough on Tuesday and moderate on Wednesday.|
|Cork - South Wales||Very rough, decreasing rough on Tuesday morning.|
|Rosslare - France||Very rough, decreasing rough on Tuesday afternoon.|
|Cork - France||Very rough, decreasing rough on Tuesday afternoon.|
Meteorological situation at 2100 A depression of 978 hPa, centred to the west of Ireland, is tracking northeastwards, while generating a strong southerly airflow over Ireland. The associated occlusion will move eastwards across the country tonight, followed by a strong and unstable southwesterly airflow.
Wind: Southerly force 6 to 7, occasionally gale force 8 in the Irish Sea tonight. Veering southwest on Tuesday morning and gradually moderating force 5 to 7 in the afternoon. Further decreasing force 4 to 6 on Tuesday evening
Wind: South to southwest force 7 to gale force 8. Becoming west to southwest force 6 or 7 on Tuesday morning, further decreasing force 5 to 6 on Tuesday evening.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2400 Wednesday 05 August 2015:
Fresh or strong southwesterly winds, increasing strong to near gale southerly in the east and south, and becoming moderate to fresh northwest elsewhere. Scattered showers followed by rain spreading from the south.
Weather for all sea areas:
Outbreaks of rain early tonight, followed by scattered showers, heavy in the north.
Visibility for all sea areas: Moderate or poor in, rain or heavy showers. Otherwise good.
Warning of heavy swell: for a time on southwest coasts.
Gale Warning: Southerly winds veering southwesterly will reach gale force tonight on Irish coasts from Carnsore Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head and on the Irish Sea.Small Craft Warning: Southerly winds, veering southwest will reach force 6 or 7 tonight on Irish coasts from Malin Head to Howth Head to Carnsore Point. Southwest winds will reach force 6 or 7 on all Irish coasts on Tuesday.