|Coastal Reports||At 12 Noon Thursday 18 December 2014|
|Malin Head Automatic||West, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 996, Rising Slowly|
|Buoy M5||West-Southwest, 29 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, The Visibility At Tuskar Lighthouse Is Greater Than 10 Miles, 1007, Steady|
|Roche's Pt Automatic||West-Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1007, Steady|
|Valentia Automatic||Southwest, 21 Knots, Rain Shower, 1.9 Miles, 1007, Steady|
|Belmullet Automatic||West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Recent Drizzle, 4 Miles, 1000, Rising|
|Dublin Airport||West-Southwest, 24 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Rain/Drizzle, 2 Miles, 1000, Steady|
|Buoy M2 53o 29'N, 5o 26'W||Southwest, 20 Knots, Wave Ht 2 M, 1001, Rising Slowly|
|Buoy M3 51o 13'N, 10o 33'W||West-Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Wave Ht 6.9 M, 1009, Steady|
|Buoy M4 55o 0'N 10o 0'W||West, 20 Knots, Wave Ht 6.4 M, Pressure Data Not Available, Pressure Tendency Not Available|
|Buoy M5 51o 41'N 6o 42'W||West-Southwest, 29 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, Wave Ht 4.1 M, 1007, Steady|
|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 1200 Saturday 20 December 2014|
|Dublin - Holyhead||Mostly rough.|
|Rosslare - South Wales||Rough to very rough today, decreasing rough tomorrow.|
|Cork - South Wales||Very rough, decreasing rough tomorrow.|
|Rosslare - France||Very rough, decreasing rough on Saturday.|
|Cork - France||Very rough, decreasing rough on Saturday.|
Meteorological situation at 0900: A strong southwesterly airflow covers Ireland. A cold front will gradually track southeastwards today followed by a clearance with an unstable westerly airflow.
Wind: Becoming westerly force 6 or 7 and gusty. Increasing overnight force 6 to gale force 8 and gusty, strongest from Erris Head to Malin Head to Fair Head.
Wind: Southwest force 6 or 7 and gusty, and occasionally gale force 8 from Howth Head to Hook Head to Mizen Head and on the Irish Sea. Winds gradually veering west this afternoon and evening and decreasing force 5 or 6.
Weather for all sea areas: Outbreaks of rain and drizzle gradually clearing southeastwards to scattered showers today and early tonight.
Visibility for all sea areas: Poor in rain or drizzle, but becoming moderate to good with the clearance.
Warning of heavy swell: on Atlantic coasts.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Saturday 20 December 2014: Strong to gale force westerly winds will moderate later. Fair weather but scattered heavy showers in northern areas becoming isolated on Saturday.