|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|
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.
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.
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.
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