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National Summary


Cold overnight with lowest temperatures of 0 to -2 degrees and widespread frost. The first half of the night will be generally clear, but another band of rain/wintry showers will become widespread by dawn. Northwesterly winds will strengthen later in the night and it will become windy by dawn, especially over Connacht and Ulster.


A cold windy day tomorrow with highest temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees. Wintry showers will be frequent over Ulster and north-Connacht during the morning but the showers will be more scattered elsewhere; the afternoon will have better dry intervals with occasional bursts of sunshine. Northwesterly winds will remain strong and gusty for the day.


Cold and unsettled weather through the week.Tuesday night will be cold with showers for a time, but becoming mainly dry, with frost developing as temperatures fall to between -1 and + 2 degrees Celsius. Rain will spread in to the southwest and south later in the night.Wednesday: Dry and bright in northern areas at first, but rain (heavy in places) will spread gradually northwards during the day, falling as sleet in midland and northern areas with possibly some snow on higher ground in northern and northwestern areas in the evening. Afternoon highs of 6 to 8 degrees Celsius with light winds at first, but a freshening westerly later. Further showery rain or sleet overnight with patchy frost where cloud breaks. Thursday will be mostly cloudy with rain or showers in most areas at times. The rain may become persistent on the south coast in the evening. Highest temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees with moderate west to southwest breezes. On Thursday night, Frost will develop, mainly over the northern half of the country. Thursday: Rather cloudy and cold with showers in many areas and more persistent rain for a time in southern counties. Highest temperatures will range from 6 degrees in the north to 9 or 10 degrees Celsius in parts of the south. Frosty overnight, especially in midland and northern areas.Friday will bring further spells of rain or showers, heaviest in Munster and Leinster. Parts of the northwest may escape with very little rain. Highest temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees. Next weekend will continue cold and unsettled with further rain or showers at times.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Northwest, 12 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 981, Steady

Dublin Airport

West, 13 Knots, Fine, 21 Miles, 983, Rising slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Northwest, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, Pressure not available, Pressure tendency not available

Roches Point Automatic

West-Northwest, 13 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 986, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Southwest, 9 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 987, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

North, 7 Knots, Fair, 10 Miles, 987, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

North-Northwest, 7 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 985, Rising

Belmullet Automatic

Northwest, 8 Knots, Fair, 11 Miles, 985, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West-Northwest, 14 Knots, Wave ht: 1 m, 981, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Report not available

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

North-Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave height not available, 984, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

North-Northwest, 23 Knots, Gust 37 Knots, Wave ht: 7.0 m, 994, Rising rapidly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0000 Wednesday 01 March 2017 Issued at 0000 Tuesday 28 February 2017

Meteorological Situation at 2100: An unstable northwesterly airflow extends over Ireland.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: West to northwest force 4 to 6, increasing force 6 to gale force 8 overnight, veering northwest and increasing further force 7 to strong gale force 9 tomorrow morning, moderating force 5 to 6 tomorrow evening.

Weather: Rain or showers

Visibility: Moderate to poor at times.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0000 Thursday 02 March 2017: Moderate westerly winds on Tuesday night will back southeasterly during Wednesday.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

West to northwest winds will reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts of 90-110km/h.

Gale Warning

West to northwest winds will reach gale force or strong gale force today on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.

Small Craft Warning

West to northwest winds will reach force 6 or higher overnight on Irish coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Malin Head and on all coasts during daytime Tuesday.