Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 16:00 Tuesday 31 March 2015
Malin Head Automatic West-Northwest, 37 Knots, Gust 61 Knots, Rain shower, 1.9 Miles, 1010, Rising
Dublin Airport West, 25 Knots, Gust 47 Knots, Recent rain shower, 13 Miles, 1015, Rising
Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W West-Northwest, 23 Knots, Gust 33 Knots, Wave ht: 3.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1019, Rising slowly
Roches Point Automatic West-Northwest, 32 Knots, Gust 46 Knots, Fair, 9 Miles, 1021, Rising slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic West-Northwest, 24 Knots, Gust 43 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly
Valentia Automatic West-Northwest, 20 Knots, Gust 34 Knots, Recent rain, 11 Miles, 1025, Rising slowly
Mace Head Automatic West-Northwest, 29 Knots, Gust 47 Knots, Rain shower, 4 Miles, 1020, Rising
Belmullet Automatic West-Northwest, 25 Knots, Gust 39 Knots, Rain shower, 5 Miles, 1018, Rising
Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W West-Northwest, 29 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Wave ht: 2.6 m, 1013, Rising
Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W Northwest, 33 Knots, Gust 43 Knots, Wave ht: 6.7 m, 1026, Rising
Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W Northwest, 29 Knots, Gust 53 Knots, Wave ht: 8.2 m, 1013, Rising
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 Thursday 2 April 2015 at 17:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Moderate to rough, decreasing slight later Wednesday
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate to rough, decreasing moderate on Wednesday
Cork - South Wales Moderate to rough, decreasing moderate on Wednesday
Rosslare - France Rough or very rough, decreasing moderate to rough on Wednesday, then moderate on Thursday
Cork - France Rough or very rough, decreasing moderate to rough on Wednesday, then moderate on Thursday

Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Wednesday 01 April 2015 Issued at 1800 Tuesday 31 March 2015

Meteorological situation at 1500 Ireland remains in a strong, unstable northwesterly airstream which will begin to moderate and stabilise tonight. A weak warm front will approach western coasts on Wednesday morning and the flow will back west to southwest.

Forecast for coasts from Slyne Head to Fair Head to Wicklow Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest to west gale force 8 to strong gale force 9, decreasing force 6 or 7 overnight and backing west to southwest Wednesday forenoon. Further decreasing west to southwest force 3 to 5 by the end of the period.

Weather: Rain or hail showers, becoming isolated overnight. Rain developing later Wednesday morning in the west and north.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate in showers or rain.

Forecast for coasts from Wicklow Head to Mizen Head to Slyne Head

Wind: Northwest to west force 7 to gale force 8, decreasing force 4 to 6 overnight and backing southwest Wednesday forenoon.

Weather: Mainly fair overnight but rain developing on western coasts on Wednesday morning.

Visibility:

Warning of heavy swell:

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Thursday 02 April 2015:
Moderate to fresh, west to southwest winds but winds becoming light, variable on northern coasts Wednesday night. Rain and drizzle becoming widespread.

Gale Warning: West to northwest gales this evening and for a time tonight on all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea.

Small Craft Warning: See Gale Warning