Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 11:00 Monday 30 March 2015
Malin Head Automatic Southwest, 17 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1001, Falling slowly
Dublin Airport South-Southwest, 15 Knots, Recent rain, 16 Miles, 1006, Falling
Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 2.7 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1011, Falling slowly
Roches Point Automatic South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Rain shower, 2 Miles, 1010, Falling slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic Southwest, 16 Knots, Mist, 0.9 Miles, 1010, Falling
Valentia Automatic South-Southwest, 21 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Rain shower, 4 Miles, 1008, Falling
Mace Head Automatic South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Mod drizzle, 1.8 Miles, 1004, Falling
Belmullet Automatic South-Southwest, 20 Knots, Light rain, 3 Miles, 1002, Falling rapidly
Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W South-Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, 1007, Falling slowly
Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W Southwest, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 4.4 m, 1010, Falling
Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 4.5 m, 1000, Falling
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 Wednesday 1 April 2015 at 11:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Moderate to rough, occasionally very rough tonight, decreasing moderate later.
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate to rough, occasionally very rough tonight, decreasing moderate later.
Cork - South Wales Moderate to rough, occasionally very rough tonight, decreasing moderate later.
Rosslare - France Rough, soon increasing very rough to high; later decreasing moderate to rough.
Cork - France Rough, soon increasing very rough to high; later decreasing moderate to rough.

Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Tuesday 31 March 2015 Issued at 1200 Monday 30 March 2015

Meteorological situation at 0900 A southwesterly airstream is strengthening as a warm front approaches the west coast; the warm front will cross the country this afternoon introducing an even stronger, westerly airflow, then the cold front will clear through tonight leaving an unstable northwesterly airstream.

Forecast for all coasts of Ireland and for the Irish Sea -

Wind: Southwest force 6 or 7, veering southwest to west and increasing gale force 8 to strong gale force 9 imminent; further veering west to northwest early tonight and later decreasing force 6 or 7 between Carnsore Point and Loop Head.

Weather: Rain and drizzle soon spreading east to all areas, with fog developing in places, but clearing to scattered rain or hail showers overnight; risk of thunderstorms on north and west coasts later.

Visibility:

Warning of heavy swell:

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Wednesday 01 April 2015:
Strong to gale force, westerly winds later decreasing fresh to strong; rain or hail showers, with isolated thunderstorms at first, becoming confined to north and northwest coasts later.Warning of heavy swell at times on western and northwestern coasts.

Gale Warning: Southwest to west gales or strong gales on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea veering west to northwest tonight.

Small Craft Warning: NIL