Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 16:00 Saturday 1 August 2015
Malin Head Automatic West, 19 Knots, Gust 29 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1010, Rising slowly
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 13 Knots, Gust 23 Knots, Fair, 32 Miles, 1012, Steady
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W Southwest, 12 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1015, Steady
Roches Point Automatic South-Southwest, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 15 Miles, 1014, Steady
Sherkin Island Automatic South-Southwest, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 21 Miles, 1014, Falling slowly
Valentia Automatic South, 6 Knots, Recent drizzle, 21 Miles, 1013, Falling slowly
Mace Head Automatic Southwest, 14 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1012, Steady
Belmullet Automatic West-Southwest, 15 Knots, Fair, 12 Miles, 1011, Rising slowly
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W South, 9 Knots, Wave ht:0.4 m, 1013, Steady
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W South, 7 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, 1013, Falling slowly
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Wave height not available, 1010, Rising slowly
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W Southeast, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, 1008, Falling
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Monday 3 August 2015 at 17:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Slight, increasing moderate during Sunday
Rosslare - South Wales Slight, increasing moderate during Sunday
Cork - South Wales Slight, increasing moderate during Sunday
Rosslare - France Moderate, occasionally increasing rough during Sunday
Cork - France Moderate, occasionally increasing rough during Sunday

Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Sunday 02 August 2015 Issued at 1800 Saturday 01 August 2015

Meteorological situation at 1500 A low pressure system of 993 hPa in mid North Atlantic steers a warm front towards the southwest coast. This will extend northwards tonight and the west to southwest flow will back southerly while strengthening.

Forecast for coasts from Roche's Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: South force 3 or 4, increasing south to southeast force 5 to 7 overnight, possibly touching gale force by the end of the period.

Forecast for coasts from Malin Head to Howth Head to Roche's Point and for the Irish Sea

Wind: West to southwest force 3 or 4, backing south to southeast overnight, and increasing force 4 to 6 by Sunday afternoon.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Monday 03 August 2015:
Strong to near gale force southeast to south winds veering southwest and moderating for a time Monday morning, will increase strong to gale force again on Monday afternoon. Widespread rain, drizzle and fog, generally clearing from the west by Monday morning.

Weather for all Irish coastal waters and for the Irish Sea:
Fair weather but rain and drizzle extending north tonight with fog developing.

Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and for the Irish Sea: Good, becoming moderate to poor overnight.

Warning of heavy swell: Nil.

Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operation

Small Craft Warning: South to southeast winds will reach force 6 or 7 overnight tonight on coasts from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Rossan Point, extending to remaining coasts by Sunday afternoon.