Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 16:00 Tuesday 6 October 2015
Malin Head Automatic West-Northwest, 11 Knots, Recent rain, 12 Miles, 995, Rising slowly
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 6 Knots, Light rain, 13 Miles, 995, Rising slowly
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W Northwest, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 3 Miles, 996, Rising
Roches Point Automatic Northwest, 28 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, Fair, 12 Miles, 999, Rising rapidly
Sherkin Island Automatic West-Northwest, 19 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1001, Rising
Valentia Automatic West-Northwest, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1002, Rising
Mace Head Automatic West-Northwest, 20 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 999, Rising
Belmullet Automatic West-Northwest, 9 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 999, Rising
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W North-Northwest, 2 Knots, Wave ht:0.7 m, 995, Rising slowly
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W Northwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 3.8 m, 1003, Rising
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W Northwest, 15 Knots, Wave height not available, 998, Rising
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W West, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 2.9 m, 1002, Rising slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Thursday 8 October 2015 at 17:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Mostly moderate.
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate to rough, decreasing moderate on Wednesday.
Cork - South Wales Rough to very rough, decreasing moderate on Wednesday.
Rosslare - France Rough or very rough, decreasing rough on Wednesday.
Cork - France Rough or very rough, decreasing rough on Wednesday.

Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Wednesday 07 October 2015 Issued at 1800 Tuesday 06 October 2015

Meteorological situation at 1500 A depression of 992 hPa over Cornwall tracks northeastwards as it fills. A cold front from Rossan Point to Hook Head continues to move eastwards in a freshening northwesterly airflow and clear into the Irish Sea early tonight with winds backing west to southwest and easing.

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

Wind: Variable to northerly force 3 or 4, imminent becoming northwest force 5 or 6 and gusty. Winds decrease west to northwest force 4 or 5 Wednesday forenoon.

Forecast for coasts from Carnsore Point to Roche's Point to Valentia

Wind: Northwest force 5 or 6 and gusty. Winds decreasing force 4 or 5 by Wednesday morning. Winds backing west to southwesterly force 3 or 4 Wednesday forenoon.

Forecast for coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: West to northwest force 4 or 5. Winds backing westerly overnight and decreasing southwest force 3 or 4 by morning.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Thursday 08 October 2015:
Mainly moderate south to southwest winds, but increasing fresh to strong along Atlantic coasts later. Mainly fair weather with just isolated showers along Atlantic coasts.

Weather for all sea areas:
Scattered outbreaks of rain clearing eastwards tonight. Scattered showers tomorrow along Atlantic coasts, otherwise fair weather.

Visibility for all sea areas: Good, but moderate or poor in rain or showers.

Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operation

Small Craft Warning: Northwest winds will reach force 6 and gusty tonight on coasts from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia.