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National Summary


Scattered showers overnight. Cold with lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees and a slight grass frost.


Thursday will bring sunny spells and scattered showers. These will be mainly in the south in the morning. They'll become more widespread in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees with light variable breezes.


At the moment it looks like it will stay dry on Thursday night as the weather systems to the south break up. It will be a cold night with temperatures around freezing and some frost likely to develop.Friday will be a relatively dry day with just a few well scattered showers. Highs of 11 to 15 degrees in light to moderate easterly winds. Heavy rain will develop overnight especially in parts of the west and south. A mild night with lows of 3 to 8 degrees as the rain becomes widespread. The rain will continue to push north on Saturday, and it will clear the north coast in the evening. Highs of 12 to 16 degrees in moderate to fresh southwest winds. Another mild night is in store.It will be a dry start to Sunday but heavy rain will move into western coastal counties during the morning, eastern areas will stay dry till later in the day. Temperatures will increase to values of 13 to 17 degrees.

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Friday 08 May 2015 Issued at 0500 Thursday 07 May 2015

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A light to moderate northwesterly airflow covers Ireland. It will slacken further this morning. A depression and associated fronts will approach from the south and will reach the south coast by the end of the period.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Mainly northwesterly force 2 to 4, strongest in the north, decreasing variable force 3 or less by noon today, becoming southeast to east force 3 or less early tonight, increasing force 3 to 5 overnight, and reaching force 6 on the south coast by the end of the period.

Weather: Scattered showers

Visibility: Moderate or poor in showers, otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Saturday 09 May 2015: Mostly fresh easterly winds, but strong in the south, becoming cyclonic variable and continuing strong at times in the south, becoming fresh to strong west to northwest on Friday night, strongest in the east. Rain spreading northwards to all areas and becoming heavy at times, gradually clearing on Friday night.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

North-Northwest, 17 Knots, Recent rain, 6 Miles, 1008, Rising

Dublin Airport

West, 9 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1010, Rising

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1012, Rising

Roches Point Automatic

Southwest, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1012, Rising

Sherkin Island Automatic

West, 13 Knots, Fair, 12 Miles, 1012, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

West-Southwest, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1012, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

North-Northwest, 6 Knots, Recent drizzle, 14 Miles, 1011, Rising

Belmullet Automatic

North-Northwest, 6 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 1011, Rising

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West-Northwest, 14 Knots, Wave ht: 1.3 m, 1009, Rising

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

West, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 3.3 m, 1013, Rising slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Northwest, 11 Knots, Wave height not available, 1011, Rising

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Northwest, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 3.9 m, 1015, Rising slowly

Weather Warnings

Blight Warning

Weather conducive to the spread of Potato Blight will develop during Sunday or Sunday night, initially in the west and later in the east. There will be some opportunities for spraying on Saturday.