Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 17:00 Monday 8 February 2016
Malin Head Automatic West, 22 Knots, Rain shower, 5 Miles, 977, Rising
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 25 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Recent rain shower, 13 Miles, 984, Rising rapidly
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W Report not available
Roches Point Automatic West, 23 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Fair, 9 Miles, 992, Rising
Sherkin Island Automatic West, 27 Knots, Gust 55 Knots, Recent drizzle, 4 Miles, 994, Rising slowly
Valentia Automatic West-Southwest, 28 Knots, Gust 41 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 993, Rising slowly
Mace Head Automatic West, 37 Knots, Gust 49 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 986, Rising slowly
Belmullet Automatic West-Southwest, 22 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 983, Rising slowly
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W West, 28 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Wave ht: 2.7 m, 983, Rising rapidly
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W Report not available
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W West, 24 Knots, Wave height not available, Pressure not available, Pressure tendency not available
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W Report not available
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Wednesday 10 February 2016 at 18:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Rough or very rough decreasing moderate by Wednesday, possibly decreasing slight for a time during Wednesday.
Rosslare - South Wales Very rough to high decreasing rough, possibly decreasing to moderate during Wednesday.
Cork - South Wales Very rough to high decreasing rough, possibly decreasing to moderate during Wednesday.
Rosslare - France Very high decreasing mostly very rough on Tuesday, further decreasing rough later
Cork - France Very high decreasing mostly very rough on Tuesday, further decreasing rough later

Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Tuesday 09 February 2016 Issued at 1800 Monday 08 February 2016

Meteorological situation at 1500 A depression of 963hpa off the northeast coast of Scotland will gradually fill, as it edges eastwards in the North Sea and the cold, unstable, gale force west to northwest airflow over Ireland will moderate somewhat. A showery occlusion will approach from the north overnight and track southwards over Ireland during Tuesday.

Forecast for coasts from Howth Head to Roches Point to Slyne Head and the Irish Sea south of The Isle of Man.

Wind: West gale force 8, occasionally strong gale 9 and gusty at first. Decreasing force 6 or 7 for a time overnight. Increasing force 7 or gale 8 and gusty again Tuesday morning.

Forecast for coasts from Slyne Head to Malin Head to Howth Head and the Irish Sea north of the Isle of Man.

Wind: Westerly force 7 or gale 8 and gusty. Veering west to northwest Tuesday afternoon and possibly decreasing force 6 or 7.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Wednesday 10 February 2016:
Winds becoming northwesterly and decreasing fresh to strong Tuesday night and further decreasing moderate to fresh early Wednesday. Backing southwest later and increasing fresh to strong. Scattered heavy showers mainly on Atlantic coasts

Weather for all sea areas:
Occasional heavy rain or hail showers, isolated thunderstorms overnight mainly on western coasts

Visibility for all Sea Areas: Poor in showers, otherwise good

Warning of heavy swell: continuing for Atlantic coasts

Gale Warning: Westerly gales continuing tonight on all coasts of Irelandnd on the Irish Sea, with winds occasionally reaching strong gale force at first on coasts from Howth Head Roches Point to Slyne Head.

Small Craft Warning: See gale warning