Inland Lakes Forecast

Forecast for Inland Lakes issued at 1330 Mon 16 Oct 2017

Meteorological Situation at 0900: A vigorous storm depression (ex hurricane Ophelia) of 960 hPa centred roughly 68 nm southwest of Valentia tracks rapidly northeastwards and will move up over the west of Ireland this afternoon and early tonight. The flow will moderate overnight and the severe winds will abate.

Forecast for Lough Derg for daylight hours today:

Wind:
Southeast gale force 8 or strong gale force 9, with severe gusts, quickly veering south to southwesterly this afternoon.

Weather:
Rain or showers, clearing northwards this evening and early tonight.

Visibility:
Poor in precipitation, good otherwise.

Winds overnight:
Fresh to strong southwesterly.

Outlook:
Moderate southwesterly.

Forecast for Lough Ree for daylight hours today:

Wind:
Southeast gale force 8 or strong gale force 9, with severe gusts, quickly veering south to southwesterly this afternoon.

Weather:
Rain or showers, clearing northwards this evening and early tonight.

Visibility:
Poor in precipitation, good otherwise.

Winds overnight:
Fresh to strong southwesterly.

Outlook:
Moderate southwesterly.

Forecast for Lough Corrib and Lough Mask for daylight hours today:

Wind:
Southeast gale force 8 or strong gale force 9, with severe gusts, quickly veering south to southwesterly this afternoon.

Weather:
Rain or showers, clearing northwards this evening and early tonight.

Visibility:
Poor in precipitation, good otherwise.

Winds overnight:
Fresh to strong southwesterly.

Outlook:
Moderate southwesterly.

Forecast for Lough Key and Lough Allen for daylight hours today:

Wind:
Southeast gale force 8 or strong gale force 9, with severe gusts, quickly veering south to southwesterly this afternoon.

Weather:
Rain or showers, clearing northwards this evening and early tonight.

Visibility:
Poor in precipitation, good otherwise.

Winds overnight:
Fresh to strong southwesterly.

Outlook:
Moderate southwesterly.