Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 16:00 Sunday 1 May 2016
Malin Head Automatic South, 19 Knots, Recent drizzle, 24 Miles, 1013, Falling
Dublin Airport Southwest, 17 Knots, Gust 27 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, The Visibility at Tuskar is less than half a Mile, 1022, Steady
Roches Point Automatic South-Southwest, 14 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1021, Steady
Sherkin Island Automatic West-Southwest, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly
Valentia Automatic South-Southwest, 17 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly
Mace Head Automatic South-Southwest, 22 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1016, Falling slowly
Belmullet Automatic South-Southwest, 28 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1013, Falling slowly
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W South, 15 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1019, Falling slowly
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W Report not available
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W Report not available
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W Southwest, 26 Knots, Gust 35 Knots, Wave ht: 4.1 m, 1009, Falling slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Tuesday 3 May 2016 at 17:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Moderate to rough
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate to rough
Cork - South Wales Moderate to rough
Rosslare - France Moderate to rough
Cork - France Moderate to rough

Sea Area Forecast until 2400 Monday 02 May 2016 Issued at 2400 Sunday 01 May 2016

Meteorological situation at 2100 Warm sector conditions prevail over Ireland in a strengthening southwesterly airflow. A cold front along the west coast will track eastwards tonight followed by an unstable westerly airflow.

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

Wind: South to southwest force 5 to 6, increasing force 6 or 7 overnight. Veering westerly tomorrow morning force 5 to 6.

Forecast for coasts from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Fair Head

Wind: South to southwest force 6 or 7, veering westerly overnight. Decreasing force 5 or 6 Monday evening.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2400 Tuesday 03 May 2016:
Fresh westerly winds backing southerly and increasing strong to near gale force along Atlantic coasts. Isolated showers but rain affecting the northwest on Tuesday night.

Weather for all sea areas:
A band of rain spreading eastwards tonight and clearing tomorrow morning to scattered showers.

Visibility for all sea areas: Moderate to poor tonight. Mostly good tomorrow, but moderate to poor in showers.

Warning of heavy swell: occasionally on Atlantic coasts later on Monday.

Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operation

Small Craft Warning: South to southwest winds veering westerly later will reach force 6 or higher on all Irish coastal waters.