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National Summary

Today

Mostly dry with some bright or sunny spells, but locally patches of mist. Fresh and gusty west to southwest winds, but strong along northwestern coasts.

Tonight

Tonight will be mostly dry with clear spells at first, but cloud increasing from the southwest with rain and drizzle developing in Atlantic coastal counties. It will stay mild with lowest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees. Southwesterly winds will decrease light to moderate, becoming humid and misty by dawn.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be warm and humid. After a misty start, spells of hazy sunshine will develop, especially in the east and south where it will stay mostly dry. However, outbreaks of rain will affect Atlantic coastal counties and will spread further inland by evening. Top temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees in the west and northwest, but 19 to 22 degrees elsewhere. Moderate to fresh southwesterly winds, increasing fresh to strong and gusty.

Outlook

Wednesday night will start mild and humid with patchy rain. It will turn cooler later in clear spells as the rain clears. Fresh southwest winds will persists through the night.Thursday will turn out to be a cooler day everywhere with fresh and gusty westerly winds bringing showers to all areas. The showers will be heavy and blustery in the west and northwest. Further east and south there will be some sunshine as well. Temperatures will be between 13 and 16 degrees at best. Friday may turn out to be a drier day with showers less frequent and more room for sunshine. Temperatures in the afternoon will be similar to Thursday but it will probably be less windy.It is likely that it will remain changeable next weekend with a mix of showery periods and dry bright spells on Saturday, and possibly a spell of wet and windy weather on Sunday. Temperatures will be between 10 and 15 degrees in the afternoon, a bit below normal for early October.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West-Southwest, 27 Knots, Gust 40 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1014, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

Southwest, 11 Knots, Fair, 13 Miles, 1021, Rising slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Southwest, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 2.4 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 6 Miles, 1024, Rising slowly

Roches Point Automatic

West-Southwest, 6 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1024, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

Southwest, 9 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1025, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South, 7 Knots, Mod drizzle, 2 Miles, 1024, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

Southwest, 18 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1020, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

Southwest, 20 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1018, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West-Southwest, 14 Knots, Wave ht:0.8 m, 1020, Rising slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Southwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 3 m, 1024, Steady

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West-Southwest, 23 Knots, Wave ht: 5.1 m, 1015, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

South-Southwest, 15 Knots, Wave ht: 5.8 m, 1016, ?

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1100 Saturday 23 July 2016 Issued at 1100 Friday 22 July 2016

Meteorological Situation at 0900: A light to moderate west to northwesterly airflow covers Ireland. An occluded front over the Irish Sea is slowly moving away eastwards. A ridge of high pressure extends from the southwest. An occluding front approaches from the Atlantic reaching western coastal waters tonight.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Carlingford Lough to Carnsore Point and for the Irish Sea:

Wind: West or variable force 2 to 4. Becoming south to southeast overnight force 3 or 4. Increasing Saturday morning southerly force 4 or 5.

Weather: Mostly fair with isolated showers at first. Rain and drizzle developing in western coastal areas around midnight extending eastwards overnight and on Saturday morning clearing to scattered showers. Some patchy mist and fog on Saturday early morning.

Visibility: Good at first becoming moderate in precipitation, occasionally poor in mist and fog.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Loop Head to Malin Head:

Wind: West to northwest force 2 to 4. Backing south this evening and tonight increasing force 3 to 5. Veering west during Saturday morning force 3 to 5, strongest between Slyne Head and Bloody Foreland.

Weather: Mostly fair with isolated showers at first. Rain and drizzle developing in western coastal areas around midnight extending eastwards overnight and on Saturday morning clearing to scattered showers. Some patchy mist and fog on Saturday early morning.

Visibility: Good at first becoming moderate in precipitation, occasionally poor in mist and fog.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1100 Sunday 24 July 2016: Moderate to fresh southerly veering westerly winds, occasionally light and variable. Frontal rain with locally heavy falls moving in from the west Saturday night extending eastwards on Sunday morning.

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

South to southwest winds will reach gale force on Wednesday on coasts from Erris Head to Rossan Point to Malin Head and on the Irish Sea.

Small Craft Warning

South to southwest winds will reach force 6 or higher on Wednesday on coasts from Malin Head to Carnsore Point to Erris Head.