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National Summary

Today

Staying mostly cloudy and often dry for rest of the day, but there will be occasional outbreaks of heavy showery rain as well. Highs of 15 to 18 degrees in light breezes.

Tonight

Clear skies and light breezes tonight will lead to widespread fog developing with dense patches in places. Lows of 5 to 8 degrees.

Tomorrow

Fog will continue to linger tomorrow morning. Otherwise Monday will be a dry and bright day with good sunshine and highs of 16 to 19 degrees.

Outlook

MONDAY NIGHT: Largely dry on Monday night with a mix of cloud and clear spells. Areas of mist and fog will form in places, especially across the southern half of the country. Minimum temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees in generally light southerly winds but increasing fresh near southern and western coasts.TUESDAY: It will stay dry across the bulk of the country on Tuesday but there will be a freshening southerly breeze. Areas of mist and low cloud will affect some southern and western coastal fringes and there is the threat of a few patches of light rain here also. Elsewhere, there will be a mix of cloud and sunny interludes. Outbreaks of rain will extend to the western half of the country on Tuesday night but it should hold dry in the east.Max temperature: 16-19 C. Min temperature: 11-14 C.Wind: Fresh to strong south or southeasterly.WEDNESDAY: Rain will extend eastwards to affect all areas of the country on Wednesday and at present it looks like the rain-band will become slow-moving with the rain turning heavy and persistent.Max temperature: 14-17 C. Min temperature: 6-10 C.Wind: Strong southeasterly winds, easing later.THURSDAY: Any overnight rain will clear from the northeast early Thursday with a brief dry window but another band of rain will sweep in to affect western counties in the afternoon- extending nationwide later. It will also become windy with a deep low pressure system in the Atlantic expected to pass close to the northwest coast.Max temperature: 13-15 C. Min temperature: 6-9 C.Wind: Strong southerly winds with gales off the west coast.FRIDAY: Present indications suggest the changeable and unsettled weather regime will persist. Low pressure is expected to be situated to the west of Ireland feeding in showers or longer spells of rain.Max temperature: 11-14 C. Min temperature: 4-7 C.Wind: Brisk southwesterly winds, gales off the northwest coast.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 24 Miles, 1011, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

Southeast, 3 Knots, Cloudy, 13 Miles, 1012, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 3.1 m, The Visibility at Tuskar is less than half a Mile, 1013, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

West-Southwest, 7 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1013, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Southwest, 4 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1013, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

South, 6 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 1012, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1011, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1010, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, 1013, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 14 Knots, Wave height not available, 1008, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Gust 24 Knots, Wave ht: 5.3 m, 1007, Rising slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Saturday 16 September 2017 Issued at 0500 Friday 15 September 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A moderately unstable northwest airflow covers Ireland. A ridge of high pressure slowly builds from the west.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Fair Head to Carnsore Point and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest to north force 5 to 6, veering north tonight

Weather: Scattered showers - more frequent in the east Irish Sea.

Visibility: Moderate to good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Valentia to Erris Head

Wind: Northwest force 4 to 5, gradually veering north.

Weather: Isolated showers in the west. Mainly fair.

Visibility: Good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Sunday 17 September 2017: Moderate north to northeast winds. Showers becoming widespread from the north - some prolonged on east coasts and on the Irish Sea.

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