coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports At 11 Pm Wednesday 30 July 2014
Malin Head Automatic Southwest, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1012, Steady
Buoy M5 Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is Greater Than 10 Miles, 1015, Steady
Roche's Pt Automatic West-Southwest, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1016, Steady
Valentia Automatic West, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1016, Steady
Belmullet Automatic West, 08 Knots, Recent Drizzle, 7 Miles, 1013, Steady
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 07 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1013, Steady
Buoy M1 53o 8'N, 11o 12'W Report Not Available
Buoy M2 53o 29'N, 5o 26'W Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, Wave Ht 0.4 M, 1013, Falling Slowly
Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W West, 11 Knots, Wave Ht 2 M, 1017, Steady
Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W West, 10 Knots, Wave Ht 2.2 M, 1012, Steady
Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, Wave Ht Not Available, 1015, Steady
Buoy M6 53o 4'N 15o 56'W West, 17 Knots, Wave Ht 01.8 M, 1015, Falling Slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes
Sea Crossings State of sea until 2400 Friday 01 August 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Slight
Rosslare - South Wales Slight
Cork - South Wales Slight to moderate
Rosslare - France Slight to moderate
Cork - France Slight to moderate

Sea Area Forecast until 2400 Thursday 31 July 2014 Issued at 2400 Wednesday 30 July 2014

Meteorological situation at 2100: A moderate westerly airflow covers the country as a number of weak fronts spread southwards across the area.

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

Wind: Westerly force 3 to 4, occasionally force 5. Decreasing on Thursday afternoon and becoming mainly west to northwest force 2 to 4.

Forecast for coasts from Fair Head to Carnsore Pt to Roche's Pt and the Irish Sea

Wind: West to southwest force 3 or 4. Becoming southwest and increasing on Thursday afternoon, force 4 or 5.

Forecast for coasts from Roche's Pt to Loop Head to Slyne Head

Wind: Westerly force 3 to 4.

Weather for all sea areas: Rain and drizzle, with some local mist patches. The rain will turn heavy at times tonight and on Thursday with the risk of some thunder. An improvement will develop later tomorrow along the west coast.

Visibility for all sea areas: Moderate to poor in rain and mist.

Warning of heavy swell: Nil

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2400 Friday 01 August 2014: Moderate to fresh west to southwest winds will become light and variable on Friday. Rain along the south coast on Friday, with heavy, thundery showers elsewhere.