coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports At 11 Pm Friday 28 November 2014
Malin Head Automatic Southeast, 08 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1009, Rising Slowly
Buoy M5 East, 14 Knots, The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is Greater Than 10 Miles, 1004, Rising Slowly
Roche's Pt Automatic East-Northeast, 08 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1005, Rising Slowly
Valentia Automatic South, 04 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1005, Rising
Belmullet Automatic Southeast, 07 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1007, Rising Slowly
Dublin Airport East, 08 Knots, Mist, 7 Miles, 1007, Rising Slowly
Buoy M2 53o 29'N, 5o 26'W East, 16 Knots, Wave Ht 1.4 M, 1007, Rising Slowly
Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W Report Not Available
Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W South-Southeast, 12 Knots, Wave Ht 2.7 M, 1008, Rising Slowly
Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W East, 14 Knots, Wave Ht 2.3 M, 1004, Rising Slowly
Buoy M6 53o 4'N 15o 56'W Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, Wave Ht 04.6 M, 1003, Steady
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes
Sea Crossings State of sea until 2400 Sunday 30 November 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Slight, but moderate in places at first
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate decreasing slight during Saturday.
Cork - South Wales Rough decreasing moderate by Saturday night, slight to moderate later.
Rosslare - France Rough or very rough decreasing moderate by early Sunday
Cork - France Rough or very rough decreasing moderate by early Sunday

Sea Area Forecast until 2400 Saturday 29 November 2014 Issued at 2400 Friday 28 November 2014

Meteorological situation at 2100: Ireland lies in a col between areas of low pressure over Iberia and in Mid Atlantic and an anticyclone over southeastern Scandinavia and Russia. A moderate to fresh southeast to east flow over Ireland will slacken. A weak cold front will approach from the northwest later Saturday in a freshening southwest flow.

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

Wind: East force 4 or 5, decreasing force 2 to 4 overnight. Becoming variable during the morning and then southerly. Becoming west or northwest force 3 to 5 by this time tomorrow.

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

Wind: East force 2 to 4, becoming southeast overnight. Increasing southerly force 3 to 5 during the day and possibly reaching force 6 on parts of the north and northwest for a time. Veering westerly force 3 to 5 later.

Weather for all coasts and the Irish Sea: Patches of mist or drizzle but mainly fair. Scattered outbreaks of rain later in the west and north.

Visibility for all coasts and the Irish Sea: Moderate or poor in rain, drizzle or mist, otherwise good.

Warning of heavy swell: on parts of the west and southwest coast for a time overnight.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2400 Sunday 30 November 2014: Moderate, locally fresh west or northwest winds will become moderate northerly in eastern sea areas and moderate to fresh south to southwesterly in western areas. Rain clearing and becoming mostly fair.