Sea Area Forecast

Valid until 1800 Wed 28 Jun 2017

Issued at 1800 Tue 27 Jun 2017

Meteorological Situation at 1500: A depression of 999 hPa, centered approx. 50 nm west of Slyne Head steers a light to moderate, mainly south to southwest or variable air-flow across the country. A warm front associated with this depression will approach the east coast early tomorrow morning.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Howth Head to Hook Head and for the Irish Sea

Wind: East to southeast force 4 or 5. Becoming variable force 3 or 4 overnight, becoming east or northeast force 3 to 5 tomorrow morning, and increasing force 4 to 5 tomorrow afternoon.

Weather: Scattered showers, with rain and drizzle persistent on eastern coasts by early morning. Mist and fog patches also. Rain will spread westwards during the course of the day.

Visibility: Moderate to good at first but reducing poor in showers, rain, drizzle, mist or fog.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Hook Head to Mizen Head to Loop Head

Wind: West or southwest force 4 or 5. Becoming northwest or variable force 3 to 4 overnight, increasing force 4 to 5 tomorrow afternoon along the southwest coast.

Weather: Scattered showers, with rain and drizzle persistent on eastern coasts by early morning. Mist and fog patches also. Rain will spread westwards during the course of the day.

Visibility: Moderate to good at first but reducing poor in showers, rain, drizzle, mist or fog.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Rossan Point to Fair Head

Wind: Northeast or variable force 3 to 4, occasionally reaching force 5 along the north coast.

Weather: Scattered showers, with rain and drizzle persistent on eastern coasts by early morning. Mist and fog patches also. Rain will spread westwards during the course of the day.

Visibility: Moderate to good at first but reducing poor in showers, rain, drizzle, mist or fog.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Thu 29 Jun 2017

Light to moderate mainly north or northeasterly winds, increasing fresh to strong Wednesday night. Weather: Outbreaks of rain with patches of mist and fog.