Coastal Reports And Sea Crossings Forecast

COASTAL REPORTS At 04:00 Saturday 4 July 2015
Malin Head Automatic Southeast, 29 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Rain shower, 18 Miles, 1009, Falling rapidly
Dublin Airport Southeast, 8 Knots, Recent rain, 5 Miles, 1010, Falling
Buoy M5 51 41'N 6 42'W South, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 5 Miles, 1009, Falling slowly
Roches Point Automatic South, 22 Knots, Rain shower, 1.1 Miles, 1007, Falling slowly
Sherkin Island Automatic West-Southwest, 20 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1007, Rising slowly
Valentia Automatic Southwest, 14 Knots, Gust 25 Knots, Mist, 2 Miles, 1006, Rising slowly
Mace Head Automatic East-Southeast, 18 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1004, Falling
Belmullet Automatic East-Southeast, 11 Knots, Gust 22 Knots, Rain shower, 12 Miles, 1004, Falling rapidly
Buoy M2 53 29'N, 5 26'W East-Southeast, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.5 m, 1010, Steady
Buoy M3 51 13'N, 10 33'W West-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 3.3 m, 1007, Rising rapidly
Buoy M4 55 0'N 10 0'W East-Southeast, 16 Knots, Wave height not available, 1006, Falling rapidly
Buoy M6 53 4'N 15 56'W West-Southwest, 24 Knots, Wave ht: 3.1 m, 999, Rising slowly
Disclaimer: buoy locations are approximate and are not for navigational purposes

SEA CROSSINGS FORECAST State of sea until Monday 6 July 2015 at 05:00 hours
Dublin - Holyhead Mostly moderate.
Rosslare - South Wales Moderate.
Cork - South Wales Moderate to rough. Decreasing moderate on Sunday.
Rosslare - France Mostly moderate, but rough at times during today.
Cork - France Mostly moderate, but rough at times during today.

Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Sunday 05 July 2015 Issued at 1200 Saturday 04 July 2015

Meteorological situation at 0900 A large, complex area of low pressure will be slow moving to the west of Ireland over the next few days steering in troughs over Ireland and Britain.

Forecast for all Irish Coastal Waters and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Southeasterly force 7 at first in the North Channel. Generally south to southwest force 5 or 6 occasionally force 7. Decreasing south to southeast force 4 tonight. Increasing southwesterly force 5 tomorrow morning in southern coastal waters.

Weather: Mainly fair. Locally heavy showers and isolated thunderstorms.

Visibility: Generally good/locally poor in showers.

Warning of heavy swell: Nil.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200 Monday 06 July 2015:
Moderate to fresh south to southwest winds backing southeasterly and increasing fresh to strong. Veering southerly Monday morning from Carnsore Point to Loop Head and increasing strong to gale force. Scattered showers. Heavy rain/fog extending northwards later.

Gale Warning: There is no gale warning in operation

Small Craft Warning: Southerly winds will continue to reach force 6 or higher today on all Irish Coastal Waters.