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National Summary


Apart from isolated showers the evening will be dry with further sunny spells until nightfall. Winds light to moderate, south to southeast.


Fog patches developing again tonight under clear skies away from western areas. Cloudier further west with some rain or drizzle on hills and coasts. Winds mostly light to moderate, south to southeast. Lowest temperatures 6 to 10 degrees.


Tomorrow will be mainly dry in the east and midlands with sunny intervals after fog patches clear. Further west it will be cloudier with a few showers. Winds will be moderate, southeasterly and highest temperatures will range 14 to 16 degrees.


General: A lot of dry weather is expected. Friday night: Misty and rather cloudy overnight, with just a few clear spells. Some patches of rain and drizzle in Atlantic coastal counties, but these dying out later in the night. Lowest temperatures 6 to 10 C., in moderate southeast to easterly breezes. Saturday: A mainly dry day, with a good deal of cloud about, but some bright or sunny spells should develop at times. Top temperatures 13 to 16 C., in a moderate southeast to easterly breeze. Cool and mostly dry overnight with some clear spells, but a few showers are possible along the southwest coast. Lows of 5 to 8 C., are expected. Sunday: Mainly dry and bright, with some sunny spells and with just the odd coastal shower possible, these mainly in the east and south of the country. Top temperatures 13 to 17 C., best in western areas. Winds light to moderate easterly. Cold overnight, lowest temperatures 3 to 8 C., coldest in rural areas, with some grass frost in places. Mostly dry also, but some showers may affect the north and northwest coasts. Winds light northerly.Outlook: Cool and mostly dry for the early days of next week. Some sunny spells each day but temperatures in the low teens in many places. Cold at night with some mist and grass frost in places.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South-Southwest, 14 Knots, Fair, 10 Miles, 1017, Steady

Dublin Airport

West-Southwest, 8 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1019, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southwest, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1020, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

South-Southwest, 11 Knots, Fair, 9 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South-Southwest, 8 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

South, 8 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1018, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

South, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1017, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

South, 16 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1016, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South-Southwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht:0.7 m, 1019, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

South, 10 Knots, Wave ht: 2.3 m, 1018, Falling slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave height not available, 1015, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South-Southwest, Windspeed Not Available, , Wave ht: 2.5 m, 1011, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1700 Friday 09 October 2015 Issued at 1700 Thursday 08 October 2015

Meteorological Situation at 1500: Ireland lies in a southerly airstream with high pressure to the east, while weak frontal troughs approach from the west.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roche?s Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: South to southeast force 3 or 4, occasionally force 5.

Weather: Mainly fair but outbreaks of light rain or drizzle developing overnight.

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate in rain or drizzle.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Howth Head to Roche?s Point and the Irish Sea

Wind: Mainly south to southeast force 2 to 4.

Weather: Mainly fair.

Visibility: Good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1700 Saturday 10 October 2015: Moderate, southeasterly winds freshening at times in western areas; mainly fair weather.