Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 06:00 Friday 27 February 2015
Malin Head Automatic West, 17 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 1011, Steady
Dublin Airport Southwest, 12 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1017, Steady
Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W West, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 2.3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1021, Steady
Roches Point Automatic Southwest, 11 Knots, Fair, 9 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic West, 5 Knots, Mod drizzle, 3 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly
Valentia Automatic South, 5 Knots, Recent drizzle, 8 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly
Mace Head Automatic West, 18 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1017, Falling slowly
Belmullet Automatic West-Southwest, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1014, Falling slowly
Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W West-Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, 1017, Steady
Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W West-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 8.3 m, 1021, Falling slowly
Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W West, 20 Knots, Gust 30 Knots, Wave ht: 10 m, 1012, Steady
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 Sunday 1 March 2015 at 06:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Mostly moderate, increasing rough to very rough later on Saturday.
Rosslare - South Wales Mostly moderate, occasionally rough, increasing very rough later on Saturday.
Cork - South Wales Mostly moderate, occasionally rough, increasing very rough later on Saturday.
Rosslare - France Rough to very rough, decreasing mostly rough, increasing very rough later on Saturday.
Cork - France Rough to very rough, decreasing mostly rough, increasing very rough later on Saturday.

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Saturday 28 February 2015 Issued at 0600 Friday 27 February 2015

Meteorological situation at 0300 A moderate to fresh westerly airflow over Ireland will back southerly this morning and strengthen as an occluded front approaches from the west. The front will cross the country through the afternoon and evening

Forecast for coasts from Valentia to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: West to southwest force 4 to 6, backing south to southwest this morning and increasing force 6 or 7 by early afternoon, increasing force 7 or gale force 8, strongest north of Slyne Head, veering westerly force 5 to 7 tonight and backing southwesterly overnight.

Forecast for coasts from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Valentia and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to southwest force 4 or 5, backing southwesterly this morning, backing southerly this afternoon and increasing force 6 or 7 early this evening, continuing the same tonight and veering west to southwest force 4 to 6 overnight.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Sunday 01 March 2015:
Moderate to fresh southwest winds, backing southerly and increasing strong to gale force, veering westerly gale force 8 or strong gale force 9 in the evening and possibly reaching storm force 10 for a time in the west. A few showers at first. Heavy rain spreading eastwards in the afternoon.

Weather for all sea areas:
Scattered showers in the west this morning. Rain developing in the west this afternoon and spreading eastwards, gradually clearing tonight.

Visibility for all sea areas: Good, decreasing moderate or poor in rain or showers.

Warning of heavy swell: on southwest, west and north coasts.

Gale Warning: Southerly winds will reach gale force this afternoon and evening on coasts from Slyne Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.

Small Craft Warning: Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher today and early tonight on coasts from Malin Head to Carnsore Pt to Slyne Head.