Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 04:00 Tuesday 26 July 2016
Malin Head Automatic West-Southwest, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 26 Miles, 1017, Steady
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 3 Knots, Light drizzle, 6 Miles, 1019, Steady
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W West-Southwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1021, Steady
Roches Point Automatic South-Southwest, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic Southwest, 12 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly
Valentia Automatic South-Southwest, 8 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly
Mace Head Automatic Southwest, 7 Knots, Recent drizzle, 4 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly
Belmullet Automatic South-Southwest, 4 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W West-Southwest, 7 Knots, Wave ht:0.6 m, 1019, Steady
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W West-Southwest, 11 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, 1020, Falling slowly
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W West-Southwest, 10 Knots, Wave height not available, 1017, Falling slowly
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W South-Southwest, 7 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, 1017, Falling slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Thursday 28 July 2016 at 05:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Slight.
Rosslare - South Wales Slight, occasionally moderate later.
Cork - South Wales Slight, occasionally moderate later.
Rosslare - France Moderate, occasionally rough later.
Cork - France Moderate, occasionally rough later.

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Wednesday 27 July 2016 Issued at 0600 Tuesday 26 July 2016

Meteorological Situation at 0300Ireland lies in a stable, westerly airflow with weak frontal troughs lying almost parallel to the flow over southern areas; a more active frontal wave will extend from the Atlantic later today but will clear overnight.

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

Wind: Southwest to west force 3 or 4, veering west to northwest early tonight and increasing force 5 for a time locally.

Weather: Mainly fair for a time apart from outbreaks of drizzle in the south; rain and drizzle becoming more widespread and persistent later, with an increasing risk of fog, but tending to die out later tonight.

Visibility: Good to moderate, becoming moderate to poor for a time later today and early tonight

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

Wind: West backing southwest force 3 or 4; veering northwest force 4 or 5 tonight.

Weather: Mainly fair for a time apart from outbreaks of drizzle; widespread rain and drizzle, with fog patches, developing tonight.

Visibility: Moderate to poor in rain, drizzle and fog, otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Thursday 28 July 2016:
Moderate to fresh, northwesterly winds gradually backing southwest and later strengthening in the west and south; rain, drizzle and fog clearing eastwards for a time but later returning later from the west.

Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operation

Small Craft Warning: There is no small craft warning in operation