coastal reports and sea crossings forecast

Coastal Reports at 11 PM Tuesday, 21 October 2014
Malin Head Automatic West-Northwest, 27 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1019, Rising
Dublin Airport West, 17 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly
Buoy M5 51º 41'N 6º 42'W Report not available
Roches Point Automatic West, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1028, Rising slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic West-Northwest, 16 Knots, Fair, 10 Miles, 1028, Rising slowly
Valentia Automatic West, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1028, Rising slowly
Mace Head Automatic West, 22 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1025, Rising slowly
Belmullet Automatic West, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly
Buoy M1 53º 8'N, 11º 12'W Report not available
Buoy M2 53º 29'N, 5º 26'W West-Northwest, 23 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, 1021, Rising slowly
Buoy M3 51º 13'N, 10º 33'W West-Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 5.5 m, 1029, Rising slowly
Buoy M4 55º 0'N 10º 0'W West, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 5.2 m, 1022, Rising slowly
Buoy M6 53º 4'N 15º 56'W Wind data not available, Wave ht: 4.6 m, 1026, Steady
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes
Sea Crossings State of sea until 0000 Friday 24 October 2014
Dublin - Holyhead Rough at first but mostly moderate
Rosslare - South Wales Mostly moderate, rough in places at first
Cork - South Wales Moderate, rough in places at first
Rosslare - France Moderate, rough in places at first
Cork - France Moderate, rough in places at first

Sea Area Forecast until 0000 Thursday 23 October 2014 Issued at 0000 Wednesday 22 October 2014

Meteorological Situation at 2100: The fresh to strong unstable northwest airflow over Ireland is moderating and stabilising quickly as a weak ridge moves eastwards overnight with a warm front tracking eastwards over the northern half of the country tomorrow

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Carlingford Lough to Howth Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: West to northwest force 6 or 7 occasionally gale 8 at first between Malin Head and Belfast Lough and in the North Channel and the northeast Irish Sea. Backing southwest force 4 to 6 overnight. Increasing southwest force 5 or 6 and gusty during the day

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Howth Head to Roches Point to Valentia

Wind: West to northwest force 4 or 5 and gusty backing southwest overnight, increasing force 5 or 6 during the day

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head

Wind: West force 4 or 5 and gusty, but force 6 and gusty at first north of Erris Head. Increasing southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty overnight and early Wednesday

Weather for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Scattered showers dying away quickly, rain and drizzle spreading off the Atlantic, mainly affecting western and northern areas

Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Mostly good becoming moderate or poor in rain or drizzle

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

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Friday, 24 October 2014 : Strong or near gale southwest winds decreasing fresh to strong for a time. Scattered outbreaks of rain mostly on western and northern coasts turning persistent early Thursday, spreading eastwards later