|COASTAL REPORTS||At 11:00 Friday 1 July 2016|
|Malin Head Automatic||West, 17 Knots, Fair, 15 Miles, 1000, Steady|
|Dublin Airport||West-Southwest, 19 Knots, Recent rain shower, 13 Miles, 1004, Falling slowly|
|Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W||West-Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1007, Steady|
|Roches Point Automatic||West-Southwest, 22 Knots, Recent drizzle, 14 Miles, 1007, Steady|
|Sherkin Island Automatic||West-Southwest, 17 Knots, Gust 31 Knots, Fair, 10 Miles, 1009, Steady|
|Valentia Automatic||West-Southwest, 19 Knots, Gust 31 Knots, Recent rain, 12 Miles, 1009, Steady|
|Mace Head Automatic||West, 20 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Recent drizzle, 12 Miles, 1004, Steady|
|Belmullet Automatic||West-Southwest, 15 Knots, Gust 25 Knots, Fair, 13 Miles, 1002, Steady|
|Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W||West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Wave ht:0.8 m, 1004, Steady|
|Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W||West-Northwest, 18 Knots, Gust 29 Knots, Wave ht: 3.6 m, 1010, Steady|
|Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W||Report not available|
|Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W||West-Northwest, 26 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Wave ht: 4.6 m, 1008, Rising slowly|
|Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes|
|SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST||State of sea until Sunday 3 July 2016 at 11:00 hours|
|Dublin - Holyhead||Slight to moderate.|
|Rosslare - South Wales||Mainly moderate.|
|Cork - South Wales||Moderate, occasionally rough.|
|Rosslare - France||Mainly rough, later moderate.|
|Cork - France||Mainly rough, later moderate.|
Meteorological Situation at 0900A vast low, 994hPa, centred between Scotland and Iceland is strengthening, steering in an unstable westerly airflow. The low will gradually pull away eastwards on Saturday, as westerly winds slowly moderate.
Wind: West to southwest force 5 or 6, occasionally force 7, veering west to northwest tonight. Decreasing 4 or 5 tomorrow morning, except for northern sea areas.
Weather: Heavy showers, with an increasing risk of isolated thunderstorms. Showers becoming confined to western and northern coasts tonight, isolated elsewhere.
Visibility: Moderate, occasionally poor in heavy showers. Good outside showers.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Sunday 3 July 2016:
Scattered showers, some heavy in the north, becoming isolated by evening. Strong to near gale force westerly winds will steadily decrease moderate to fresh, becoming light westerly overnight.
Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operationSmall Craft Warning: