coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports At 5 Am Thursday 17 April 2014
Malin Head Automatic West, 22 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1016, Falling Slowly
Buoy M5 Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is 8 Miles, 1021, Falling Slowly
Roche's Pt Automatic North-Northwest, 05 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1022, Steady
Valentia Automatic West-Northwest, 05 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1023, Steady
Belmullet Automatic West, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1019, Falling Slowly
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1019, 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 Northwest, 7 Knots, Wave Ht 1.3 M, 1022, Falling Slowly
Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W West, 21 Knots, Wave Ht Not Available, 1017, Steady
Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W Wind Direction Not Available, Wind Speed Not Available, Wave Ht Not Available, 1021, Falling Slowly
Buoy M6 53o 4'N 15o 56'W Report Not Available
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes
Sea Crossings State of sea until 0600 Saturday 19 April 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Slight
Rosslare - South Wales Slight to moderate
Cork - South Wales Slight to moderate
Rosslare - France Moderate
Cork - France Moderate

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Friday 18 April 2014 Issued at 0600 Thursday 17 April 2014

Meteorological situation at 0300: A weak cold front will continue to spread southeastwards across the country. A moderate westerly airflow will veer northwesterly later today, before becoming anticyclonic variable overnight on Thursday.

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

Wind: West to southwest force 4 to 6 and gusty, decreasing westerly force 4 or 5 later this morning. Winds will veer northwesterly this afternoon and will decrease force 3 to 4. Early tonight winds will decrease northerly or variable force 3 or less.

Weather: Cloudy with some scattered outbreaks of light rain and drizzle.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in precipitation.

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

Wind: West to southwest force 3 or 4, becoming west to northwest later this morning. Becoming northerly or variable force 3 or less, this evening.

Weather: Some mist patches with the risk of an isolated shower.

Visibility: Moderate in precipitation or mist, otherwise good.

Warning of heavy swell: Nil

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Saturday 19 April 2014: Anticyclonic variable winds force 3 or less. Mainly fair weather, but some patchy rain or drizzle is possible along the west coast.