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National Summary


A rather cloudy day today nationally, but some brighter weather will develop, the best in the north of the country, further south light patchy rain and drizzle will linger, there'll also be a little patchy drizzle on hills and mountains further north. Afternoon temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees will be higher than usual for the time of year and southerly winds will be moderate to fresh.


A mild and windy night tonight with a little further patchy rain, drizzle and fog. Lowest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees in fresh to strong southerly winds.


A windy day tomorrow, Wednesday, with temperatures of 9 to 11 degrees. Outbreaks of rain will be mostly along the west coast and although patchy in nature may be heavy at times, elsewhere will be mainly dry with bright or sunny spells. Strong southerly winds will back south to southeast and gust to gale force in exposed areas.


Wednesday night: Windy and mild in many places on Wednesday night with strong and gusty southerly winds and gales in exposed areas and in coastal fringes but possibly cooler in eastern areas. Thursday: A windy day. Cool and mainly dry over Leinster and Ulster with some sunny spells and temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees. 8 to 10 degrees and mostly cloudy across Connacht and Munster. Scattered outbreaks of rain will be heavy at times in parts of the west and southwest with poor visibility locally. Strong to gale force south to southeast winds moderating later.Friday: The winds continuing to ease on Friday and there will be scattered outbreaks of rain and temperatures of 7 to 9 degrees.The weekend looks like being quite cold with sharp night frosts. Still blustery on Saturday with some showers scattered across the country but dry and quite sunny for Sunday with light winds.The weekend looks like being quite cold with sharp night frosts. Still blustery on Saturday with some showers scattered across the country but dry and quite sunny for Sunday with light winds.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1015, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

South-Southwest, 13 Knots, Recent rain, 10 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly

Roches Point Automatic

South, 20 Knots, Moderate rain, 2 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southwest, 22 Knots, Mist, 1.3 Miles, 1020, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South-Southwest, 13 Knots, Recent drizzle, 7 Miles, 1018, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southwest, 15 Knots, Recent drizzle, 2 Miles, 1016, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1015, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 1.8 m, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 4.6 m, 1013, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0600 Wednesday 25 January 2017 Issued at 0600 Tuesday 24 January 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A strengthening southerly airflow over Ireland will persist through Wednesday and Thursday and weather fronts will become slow-moving near the west.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: Southerly force 5 or 6 gradually increasing today to force 6 or 7.

Weather: Patchy rain/drizzle/fog.

Visibility: Locally moderate or poor.

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

Wind: South to southwest force 4 or 5 gradually increasing today to force 5 or 6.

Weather: Patchy rain/drizzle/fog.

Visibility: Good locally moderate/poor.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Thursday 26 January 2017: Strong to gale force south to southeast winds possibly increasing to strong gale force 9. Patches of rain/drizzle/fog. Heavy rain in the southwest and west.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

Southerly winds will increase to gale force 8 tonight on coasts from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds will reach force 6 or higher today, tonight and tomorrow on Irish coasts from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Mizen Head.