Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 04:00 Thursday 30 July 2015
Malin Head Automatic North, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1019, Steady
Dublin Airport West, 7 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1020, Steady
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W North-Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1020, Rising slowly
Roches Point Automatic West-Northwest, 8 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1022, Steady
Sherkin Island Automatic North, 2 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1022, Steady
Valentia Automatic North, 3 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1022, Steady
Mace Head Automatic Northwest, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1021, Steady
Belmullet Automatic West, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1021, Steady
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W Northwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1 m, 1019, Rising slowly
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W North-Northwest, 11 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, 1023, Steady
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W West, 9 Knots, Wave height not available, 1020, Falling slowly
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W West-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1021, Falling slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Saturday 1 August 2015 at 05:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Slight
Rosslare - South Wales Slight
Cork - South Wales Slight
Rosslare - France Slight to moderate
Cork - France Slight to moderate

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Friday 31 July 2015 Issued at 0600 Thursday 30 July 2015

Meteorological situation at 0300 A transient ridge of high pressure will decline as a weak frontal system moves in from the west. Low pressure between Iceland and Ireland will feed in further fronts tomorrow Friday.

Forecast for coasts from Malin Head to Howth Head to Mizen Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest force 4 or 5. Decreasing force 2 to 4 forenoon. Backing west to southwest later this afternoon and increasing 4 or 5 this evening.

Forecast for coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: Westerly force 3 or 4. Increasing southwest force 4 to 5 this afternoon. Further increasing 5 to 6 later tonight.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Saturday 1 August 2015:
Moderate southwest winds increasing fresh to strong along Atlantic coasts. Outbreaks of rain closer to the Atlantic later tonight, pushing east on Friday.

Weather for all sea areas:
Fair in parts of the south and southeast to begin. Becoming cloudy with patchy light rain and drizzle ' mainly affecting the north and northwest.

Visibility for all sea areas: Generally good, but moderate in any rain or drizzle.

Warning of heavy swell: Nil.

Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operation

Small Craft Warning: Southwest winds will reach force 6 later tonight on coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head.