Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 04:00 Wednesday 28 September 2016
Malin Head Automatic West-Southwest, 15 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1016, Steady
Dublin Airport West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Gust 26 Knots, Cloudy, 10 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W Southwest, 14 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 5 Miles, 1023, Falling slowly
Roches Point Automatic Southwest, 10 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1023, Falling slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic Southwest, 13 Knots, Fog, 0.1 Miles, 1023, Falling slowly
Valentia Automatic South, 6 Knots, Mist, 1.0 Miles, 1022, Falling slowly
Mace Head Automatic Southwest, 19 Knots, Recent drizzle, 1.3 Miles, 1018, Falling
Belmullet Automatic South-Southwest, 16 Knots, Rain shower, 2 Miles, 1016, Falling
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W West-Southwest, 15 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, 1020, Falling slowly
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W Southwest, 15 Knots, Wave ht: 3.1 m, 1022, Falling slowly
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W Southwest, 10 Knots, Wave ht: 6.8 m, 1015, Falling slowly
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W South-Southwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 5.4 m, 1013, Falling
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Friday 30 September 2016 at 05:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Moderate increasing moderate to rough later Wednesday
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate increasing moderate to rough later Wednesday
Cork - South Wales Moderate to rough
Rosslare - France Mostly rough
Cork - France Mostly rough

Sea Area Forecast until 0600 Thursday 29 September 2016 Issued at 0600 Wednesday 28 September 2016

Meteorological Situation at 0300A developing low in the nearby Atlantic, will feed in a freshening southwest wind and its associated warm front today. Winds will strengthen later, reaching gale force in parts, with the advancement of the secondary cold front. An unstable fresh and gusty westerly airflow will follow overnight.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Rossan Point to Malin Head:

Wind: Increasing south to southwest force 6 or 7 early today. Further increasing force 7 to gale force 8 later this afternoon, backing west to southwest tonight.

Weather: Mostly cloud with rain and drizzle, heavy showers and clear spells following overnight,

Visibility: Moderate to poor in rain or showers,

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Carnsore Point to Erris Head and the Irish Sea.

Wind: West to southwest force 4 or 5. Winds increasing south to southwest on Wednesday force 6 or 7, occasionally force 8 in the Irish Sea.

Weather: Rain and drizzle moving into west and parts of the south coast early on Wednesday, extending eastwards later in the evening. Clear spells and passing heavy showers following overnight,

Visibility: Moderate to poor in rain or showers

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Friday 30 September 2016:
Strong to gale force west to southwest winds. Heavy blustery showers on Thursday, some thundery in the north and west. Winds moderating Thursday night.

Swell Warning: yes

Gale Warning: South to southwest winds will reach gale force on Wednesday on coasts from Erris Head to Rossan Point to Malin Head and on the Irish Sea.

Small Craft Warning: