|COASTAL REPORTS||At 17:00 Thursday 5 March 2015|
|Malin Head Automatic||Southwest, 27 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Recent rain, 7 Miles, 1025, Falling slowly|
|Dublin Airport||Southwest, 14 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1032, Falling slowly|
|Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W||South-Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1035, Falling|
|Roches Point Automatic||South-Southwest, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1034, Falling slowly|
|Sherkin Island Automatic||South-Southwest, 13 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1034, Falling slowly|
|Valentia Automatic||South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Cloudy, 11 Miles, 1033, Falling slowly|
|Mace Head Automatic||South-Southwest, 21 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1030, Steady|
|Belmullet Automatic||South-Southwest, 21 Knots, Gust 32 Knots, Rain shower, 3 Miles, 1027, Steady|
|Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W||South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, 1032, Falling slowly|
|Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W||Southwest, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 5.8 m, 1034, Falling slowly|
|Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W||West-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 6.2 m, 1025, Rising slowly|
|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 Saturday 7 March 2015 at 18:00 hours|
|Dublin - Holyhead||Moderate increasing rough later Friday|
|Rosslare - South Wales||Moderate increasing rough on Friday|
|Cork - South Wales||Moderate in places at first but mostly rough|
|Rosslare - France||Rough|
|Cork - France||Rough|
Meteorological situation at 1500 Wave disturbances are moving northeast along a cold front to the west and northwest of Ireland and the strong southwest flow will increase gale or strong gale force.
Wind: Southwest force 5 to 7 and gusty, increasing south to southwest force 7 or gale 8 tonight. Further increasing gale 8 or strong gale 9 and very gusty during tomorrow.
Weather: Occasional rain and drizzle, persistent in northwestern areas tonight.
Visibility: Mostly moderate, occasionally poor in rain or drizzle.
Wind: Southwest force 5 to 7, increasing force 7 or gale 8 tomorrow and gusty.
Weather: Mainly fair, local mist or drizzle.
Visibility: Mostly good but moderate to poor in mist or drizzle.
Warning of heavy swell: on southwest, west and north coasts.
Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Saturday 07 March 2015:
Gales with strong gale force south to southwest winds at times in the west and north. Rain mostly in parts of the northwest and west, turning persistent later.
Gale Warning: South to southwest gales developing overnight on Irish coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head will extend to all coasts and the Irish Sea during tomorrow, increasing to strong gale force on western and northern coasts.Small Craft Warning: See gale warning