Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 17:00 Saturday 10 December 2016
Malin Head Automatic Southwest, 19 Knots, Rain shower, 7 Miles, 1015, Rising slowly
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 10 Knots, Fine, 13 Miles, 1019, Steady
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W West, 11 Knots, Wave ht: 2.6 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 9 Miles, 1020, Rising slowly
Roches Point Automatic Northwest, 2 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 1021, Rising slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic West, 11 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 1022, Rising slowly
Valentia Automatic South-Southwest, 6 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1022, Rising slowly
Mace Head Automatic West, 18 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 1019, Rising slowly
Belmullet Automatic West-Southwest, 13 Knots, Recent drizzle, 3 Miles, 1017, Rising slowly
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W Report not available
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W Report not available
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W West, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 4.8 m, 1015, Rising slowly
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 Monday 12 December 2016 at 18:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Slight to moderate
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate
Cork - South Wales Moderate.
Rosslare - France Rough decreasing moderate to rough on Sunday.
Cork - France Rough decreasing moderate to rough on Sunday.

Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Sunday 11 December 2016 Issued at 1800 Saturday 10 December 2016

Meteorological Situation at 1500The west to southwest airflow over Ireland will moderate as a ridge of high pressure builds to the south. The flow will gradually back on Sunday on approach of a frontal trough later.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Slyne Head to Malin Head to Belfast Lough

Wind: Westerly force 5 to 6, strongest in the north. Backing southwest overnight mainly force 5.

Weather: Scattered showers.

Visibility: Mostly good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Belfast Lough to Roches Point to Slyne Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to southwest force 3 to 5, slackest in the south. Backing southwest to south on Sunday afternoon

Weather: Rain in the east Irish Sea with fog patches, clearing early tonight. Otherwise mainly fair.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in rain and fog, otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Monday 12 December 2016:
Moderate to fresh southwest winds gradually backing south or southeast and increasing strong locally. Mainly fair for a time with outbreaks of rain spreading from the south and west later.

Swell Warning: yes

Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operation

Small Craft Warning: