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Gale Warning

North to northwest winds will occasionally reach gale force 8 tonight and tomorrow morning on coasts from Slyne Head to Malin Head to Carlingford Lough and the Irish Sea.
Issued at 17:00 on 24-Apr-2017

Small Craft Warning

North or northwest winds will reach force 6 or higher at times tonight and tomorrow morning on coasts from Carlingford Lough to Roche’s Point to Slyne Head.
Issued at 17:00 on 24-Apr-2017

Sea Area Forecast until 1200 Tuesday 25 April 2017

Issued at 1200 Monday 24 April 2017


Gale Warning: In Operation

Small Craft Warning: In Operation

Meteorological Situation at 0900:A depression of 991hPa is centred south of Norway with a shallow low developing over Scotland. Cold frontal troughs move down across Ireland in a freshening northerly flow, which will become increasingly unstable and gusty this evening and overnight. High pressure will begin to move in from the north Atlantic later in the period.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Fair Head to Belfast Lough and for the Irish Sea
Wind: Increasing north to northwest force 5 to 6 and gusty this afternoon, further increasing force 6 or 7 and gusty this evening and tonight, occasionally reaching gale force 8. Decreasing force 5 or 6 and gusty later.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Belfast Lough to Roche’s Point to Erris Head
Wind: Northerly force 3 to 5. Increasing force 5 to 6 and gusty later this afternoon. Increasing 6 or 7 and gusty tonight, winds strongest in the east.

Weather for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Scattered outbreaks of showery rain; fair weather at times too, especially later in the south and east. Thunderstorm risk in the west and north as of later this evening.

Visibility for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea: Moderate, occasionally poor in rain or showers, otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1200, Wednesday, 26 April 2017: Fresh to strong and gusty northerly winds gradually decreasing moderate to fresh early on Wednesday. Sunshine/clear spells with scattered heavy showers, ongoing risk of hail and thunder. Showers becoming more scattered

Next update before 1900 Mon 24-Apr-2017
 

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