|Coastal Reports||At 5 Pm Thursday 24 April 2014|
|Malin Head Automatic||East, 13 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1017, Steady|
|Buoy M5||Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is Greater Than 10 Miles, 1017, Falling Slowly|
|Roche's Pt Automatic||East-Southeast, 11 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 1016, Falling Slowly|
|Valentia Automatic||East-Southeast, 10 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1014, Falling Slowly|
|Belmullet Automatic||Northeast, 07 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1016, Steady|
|Dublin Airport||East-Southeast, 12 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1017, Falling Slowly|
|Buoy M1 53o 8'N, 11o 12'W||Report Not Available|
|Buoy M2 53o 29'N, 5o 26'W||Report Not Available|
|Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W||East-Southeast, 17 Knots, Wave Ht 2.3 M, 1012, Falling Slowly|
|Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W||West-Southwest, 3 Knots, Wave Ht 2.2 M, 1017, Rising Slowly|
|Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W||Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, Wave Ht Not Available, 1017, Falling Slowly|
|Buoy M6 53o 4'N 15o 56'W||South-Southeast, 09 Knots, Wave Ht 02.1 M, 1012, Steady|
|Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes|
|Sea Crossings||State of sea until 1500 Saturday 26 April 2014|
|Dublin - Holyhead||Increasing to moderate on Friday|
|Rosslare - South Wales||Moderate, increasing to rough on Friday|
|Cork - South Wales||Moderate, increasing to rough on Friday|
|Rosslare - France||Moderate to rough, increasing to very rough later on Friday|
|Cork - France||Moderate to rough, increasing to very rough later on Friday|
Meteorological situation at 1500: High pressure across Scandinavia 1036hPa. and low pressure in the nearby Atlantic 1000hPa. generate a moderate southerly airflow over Ireland. An occlusion will feed into parts of west and southwest later tonight, with an advancing low steering up its associated fronts from the southwest this time tomorrow.
Wind: Increasing east to southeast force 4 or 5 this evening, locally force 6 overnight. Increasing force 5 to 7 early Friday afternoon, further increasing force 7 to gale force 8 by evening.
Wind: East to southeast force 3 to 5, strongest for northwest and south coasts, possibly reaching force 6 in the northwest and south by this time tomorrow.
Weather for all seas areas: Mainly fair, just isolated showers this evening. Rain in the southwest and west later tonight, with heavier rain in the southwest later Friday afternoon.
Visibility for all sea areas: Good, moderate or poor in rain or showers.
Warning of heavy swell: Nil
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Saturday 26 April 2014: Strong to gale force east to southeast winds, with rain moving across the country from the southwest. A slow moving area of low pressure centred across southern parts will steer up bands of showery rain on Saturday. Winds will become cyclonic variable later.