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National Summary


A chilly, dry start in most areas this morning with sunny spells, but showers are affecting north Ulster and these will spread further south over the next few hours, becoming fairly widespread this afternoon. However, much of south Leinster and south Munster will stay dry. Highest temperatures of just 8 to 10 degrees in mostly moderate north to northwest breezes.


Showers becoming confined to northern counties this evening. It will then be fairly cold overnight but overall a lot of dry weather under broken cloud. Northwesterly breezes will ease and temperatures will fall to between 0 to +4 degrees Celsius, coldest across southern parts of Munster and Leinster.


Little change tomorrow Thursday, overall dry but rather cloudy with just some sunny spells. A little showery rain or drizzle too, mostly across the north and east. Northwest breezes will persist, making it another rather cool day, with highest temperatures ranging 9 to 12 degrees Celsius.


OUTLOOK: Temperatures improving marginally for May Bank Holiday, but with low pressure very gradually moving in across Ireland. Temperatures should continue to improve into next week however, as winds become east to southeast. FRIDAY NIGHT: Dry across most areas under broken cloud. Light southerly winds will freshen around dawn with patchy rain arriving into southern and western coasts. Lowest temperatures 4 to 7 degrees Celsius, coldest early in the night. SATURDAY: Rather breezy with fresh south to southeast winds. Some scattered outbreaks of rain, with a lot of cloud cover in general. Best of any sunny spells across the midlands, north and east. Highest temperatures 11 to 14 degrees Celsius, with best values across the midlands. SUNDAY: Current indications suggest low pressure will move up over Ireland. Still some uncertainty as to the track of the low, with most of the rain across the south and east. BANK HOLIDAY MONDAY: Low pressure will begin to pull away, so becoming somewhat brighter, rain turning more showery. Some sunny spells breaking through too. NEXT WEEK: Changeable up until midweek, but becoming milder too, as winds begin to feed up from northern Europe.

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Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Northwest, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1024, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

North, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 32 Miles, 1023, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

North, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly

Roches Point Automatic

North-Northwest, 11 Knots, Gust 22 Knots, Fair, 18 Miles, 1024, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

North-Northeast, 12 Knots, Fair, 21 Miles, 1025, Steady

Valentia Automatic

North, 10 Knots, Fair, 13 Miles, 1026, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

North, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1026, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

North-Northwest, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1026, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

North-Northwest, 6 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, 1023, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

North-Northeast, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1026, Steady

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

North-Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave height not available, 1026, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

North, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 2.3 m, 1030, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Thursday 27 April 2017 Issued at 0500 Wednesday 26 April 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0300: An unstable north to northeast airflow covers Ireland, between a depression over southern Scandinavia and an Anticyclone of 1032 hPa in mid-Atlantic. The flow will continue to moderate, with some showers moving down in the flow.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: North to northeast, backing north to northwest, mainly force 4 or 5.

Weather: Fair weather and well scattered rain or hail showers - most frequent in the north and northwest, as well as for the south Irish Sea to begin.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in any showers, otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Friday 28 April 2017: Moderate occasionally fresh mainly northwest winds, backing west to northwest. Well scattered showers/rain - mainly in the north and east. A ridge of high pressure by the end of the period with mostly dry weather.