|COASTAL REPORTS||At 10:00 Wednesday 28 September 2016|
|Malin Head Automatic||South-Southwest, 20 Knots, Rain shower, 2 Miles, 1011, Falling|
|Dublin Airport||Southwest, 20 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1018, Steady|
|Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W||Southwest, 15 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 2 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly|
|Roches Point Automatic||South-Southwest, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1022, Rising slowly|
|Sherkin Island Automatic||Southwest, 11 Knots, Fog thinning, 0.2 Miles, 1023, Steady|
|Valentia Automatic||South, 14 Knots, Mist, 1.3 Miles, 1022, Rising slowly|
|Mace Head Automatic||Southwest, 23 Knots, Mist, 1.6 Miles, 1017, Steady|
|Belmullet Automatic||South-Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1013, Falling slowly|
|Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W||South, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, 1018, Falling slowly|
|Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W||Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 3.9 m, 1022, Rising slowly|
|Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W||Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Wave ht: 5.2 m, 1009, Falling|
|Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W||South-Southwest, 28 Knots, Gust 41 Knots, Wave ht: 5.7 m, 1010, ?|
|Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes|
|SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST||State of sea until Friday 30 September 2016 at 11:00 hours|
|Dublin - Holyhead||Moderate increasing rough for a time tonight and Thursday morning. decreasing slight on Friday|
|Rosslare - South Wales||Increasing rough this afternoon, decreasing moderate on Friday.|
|Cork - South Wales||Increasing rough this afternoon, decreasing moderate on Friday.|
|Rosslare - France||Mostly rough, decreasing moderate on Friday.|
|Cork - France||Mostly rough, decreasing moderate on Friday.|
Meteorological Situation at 0900A cold front is approaching from the Atlantic in a strengthening southwest flow and will cross the country this evening and early tonight with the associated deepening depression tracking approx. 250nm to the northwest of Ireland.
Wind: South to southwest force 7 or gale 8 and gusty imminent, veering southwest gale 8 this evening and early tonight and possibly touching strong gale 9 on parts of the northwest coast early tonight. Further veering west overnight. Decreasing force 6 or 7 but still gusty Thursday morning.
Wind: South to southwest force 6 or 7 imminent. Occasionally reaching gale force 8 between Fair Head and Carnsore Point and on the Irish Sea this evening and early tonight. Veering southwest to west force 6 or 7 and gusty tonight.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Friday 30 September 2016:
Strong or near gale force westerly winds decreasing fresh southwest to west with occasional heavy blustery showers, risk of isolated thunderstorms.
Weather for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea:
Occasional mist and fog. Rain and drizzle on parts of west and south coast, becoming persistent and spreading eastwards, clearing to blustery heavy showers tonight.
Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea:Moderate or poor, becoming good with the clearance but moderate or poor in heavy showers.
Gale Warning: South to southwest gales this afternoon on coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Fair Head will extend to coats from Fair Head to Wicklow Head and on parts of the Irish Sea this evening.Small Craft Warning: