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National Summary

Today

Persistent and sometimes heavy rain along the east and southeast coasts, soon clearing, to give a bright afternoon, with sunny spells and showers. Some showers heavy. Top temperatures 13 to 17 C. Breezy along southern and southwestern coasts also.

Tonight

Tonight will be mostly dry at first, with clear spells. However, rain will move gradually in from the Atlantic, turning heavy in places and becoming widespread by morning. Lowest temperatures 8 to 12 Celsius. Windy along Munster and south Leinster coasts, with fresh and gusty southwesterly winds, but winds elsewhere will be mostly moderate southerly.

Tomorrow

Tomorrow, Wednesday, will be mostly cloudy at first, with rain in most parts early on, but it will gradually brighten up, with sunny spells developing and just a few scattered showers. Top afternoon temperatures 14 to 18 C., in mostly moderate southwesterly winds, veering west to northwest in direction.

Outlook

Very changeable and unsettled conditions are expected for the rest of the week, with an Atlantic regime dominating our weather. Rather cold and breezy on Thursday and Friday but less cold over the weekend.Wednesday night: Cool and mostly dry with clear periods and a few showers on Atlantic coasts. Overnight lows of 7 to 10 degrees Celsius. Thursday: Cool and breezy in places. Some bright periods in the morning but mostly cloudy with rain developing for a time in most areas, however it will turn brighter but rather showery later. Cool with afternoon temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees Celsius.Friday: cool, breezy and showery on Friday with some prolonged showers in places but some drier periods as well. Fresh and gusty westerly winds and afternoon temperatures of 13 to 16 degrees again.Weekend: it won?t be quite as cold over the weekend but it will still be unsettled with some showers at times, but dry bright periods as well. Afternoon temperatures more typically 16 to 18 degrees Celsius, possibly up to 20 degrees Celsius in some southern areas on Sunday.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 18 Miles, 1008, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

South, 6 Knots, Light rain, 4 Miles, 1010, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Southeast, 20 Knots, Wave ht:0.9 m, The visibility at Tuskar is 3 Miles, 1007, Falling rapidly

Roches Point Automatic

North, 19 Knots, Moderate rain, 2 Miles, 1008, Falling

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Northwest, 18 Knots, Fair, 26 Miles, 1010, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

West-Northwest, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 14 Miles, 1011, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

West-Northwest, 14 Knots, Recent drizzle, 11 Miles, 1009, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

West-Southwest, 9 Knots, Recent rain, 9 Miles, 1008, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South, 12 Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, 1011, Falling

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

West-Northwest, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 2.8 m, 1012, Rising rapidly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Report not available

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 2.8 m, 1011, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Saturday 18 June 2016 Issued at 0500 Friday 17 June 2016

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A northerly airflow persists over Ireland, but is gradually stabilizing as pressure rises from the west.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Northwest to north force 4 or 5, decreasing force 3 or 4 later on today, backing northwest force 2 to 4 overnight.

Weather: Isolated showers in the east at first.

Visibility: Generally good

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Sunday 19 June 2016: Winds will gradually back southwest during Saturday and slowly freshen.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

A spell of heavy rain later tonight and on Tuesday morning is expected to lead to accumulations of 15 to 30mm in places, with the highest rainfall in coastal and hilly areas with local spot flooding.

Small Craft Warning

West to northwest winds will reach force 6 or higher this afternoon and early this evening on Irish coasts from Carnsore Point to Mizen Head to Loop Head.