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National Summary


Cold and clear for a time in eastern areas but generally cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain. Some low cloud and fog on higher ground. Lowest temperatures 3 or 4 degrees Celsius in some eastern areas at first, but generally between 5 and 9 degrees Celsius overnight in strengthening southerly winds.


Tuesday: A breezy day but rather mild for the time of year with temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees Celsius in fresh southerly winds. Cloudy in most places, with scattered outbreaks of rain, drizzle and fog. Good dry periods will develop in the afternoon, especially in northern parts.


Tuesday night: Mild and breezy with patchy rain, drizzle and fog. Temperatures not falling below 6 to 10 degrees.Wednesday and Thursday: Mild and windy. Some sunny spells in the east but for most cloudy and in the southwest, west and northwest it will be misty with rain at times and hill and coastal fog. Temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees in strong south to southeast winds, gusting to gale force. Mild nights.Friday: Quite mild with temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees and the strong south to southeast winds will ease gradually. It will continue misty in the southwest and west with scattered outbreaks of rain. Mainly dry over the rest of the country with a few bright or sunny spells.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 20 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

South-Southeast, 7 Knots, Fair, 10 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 1.6 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1024, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South, 18 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1022, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

South, 17 Knots, Mod drizzle, 4 Miles, 1021, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South, 10 Knots, Gust 23 Knots, Light rain, 2 Miles, 1019, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

South, 23 Knots, Light rain, 3 Miles, 1017, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

South, 29 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Rain, 1.6 Miles, 1014, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, 1022, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 26 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Wave ht: 4.2 m, 1012, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1800 Tuesday 24 January 2017 Issued at 1800 Monday 23 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: An anticyclone of 1028 hPa centred over the English Channel maintains a strengthening southerly airflow over Ireland, as an extensive low pressure system of 970 hPa, centered to the southeast of Greenland, steers its associated weather fronts eastwards across the Atlantic and in over Ireland

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: Southerly force 6 or 7 and gusty, occasionally reaching gale 8 between Erris Head and Malin Head for a time early tonight. Decreasing south to southwest force 4 to 6 later tonight. Increasing generally force 6 by Tuesday evening.

Weather: Occasional rain, drizzle, fog

Visibility: Mostly moderate, occasionally poor.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southerly force 4 to 5, increasing to force 6 at times early tonight and again later Tuesday.

Weather: Mainly fair at first scattered outbreaks of rain, drizzle spreading eastwards night.

Visibility: Good becoming moderate, occasionally poor

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Wednesday 25 January 2017: Fresh to strong southerly winds increasing strong to gale force Tuesday night. Occasional rain, drizzle mist and fog mainly on southwest west and northwest coasts, fair at times elsewhere.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

Southerly winds will occasionally reach gale 8 early tonight on coasts from Erris Head to Rossan Point to Malin Head

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds of force 6, or higher in places tonight on coasts from Malin Head to Roches Point to Erris Head.