Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

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

Sea Area Forecast until 1800 Friday 06 March 2015 Issued at 1800 Thursday 05 March 2015

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.

Forecast for coasts from Valentia to Erris Head to Malin Head.

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.

Forecast for coasts from Malin Head to Carnsore Point to Valentia and the Irish Sea.

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