|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|
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.
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,
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: