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National Summary


Continuing breezy for this evening and tonight with outbreaks of rain and drizzle. Southwest winds will touch gale force at times near northwest coasts. Lowest temperatures 8 to 11 degrees.


Sunday will be mostly cloudy with outbreaks of rain and drizzle along south, west and north coasts becoming persistent at times in the northwest. A fair amount of dry weather further east with a few bright or sunny intervals. Highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees with fresh to strong, gusty southwest winds.


Sunday night will be mild and windy with outbreaks of rain, mainly in the West and North.Bank holiday Monday is likely to stay dull over much of Connacht, West Munster and Western parts of Ulster with spells of rain, turning persistent and heavy later in the day. Over the rest of the country, there's likely to be a lot of dry weather and just a few showers with some brighter spells coming through. South to Southwest winds will remain fresh to strong and blustery and it will be mild with highest temperatures between 14 and 17 degrees.Rain will spread countrywide on Monday night, with some heavy falls of rain likely.The wet weather will slowly clear away from most areas on Tuesday, though it may be late in the day before the rain clears the Southeast. The winds will ease and become Northwesterly and it will turn cooler and fresher.Tuesday night looks mainly dry and cold with some frost and fog patches forming as temperatures dip close to freezing.Much of Wednesday should be dry and bright with some sunshine. A freshening Southeasterly breeze will bring some showers to parts of the West and South later in the day.Wednesday night and Thursday look unsettled countrywide and will be blustery and milder again with outbreaks of rain.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West-Southwest, 30 Knots, Gust 43 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1003, Steady

Dublin Airport

Southwest, 16 Knots, Gust 26 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1011, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Report not available

Roches Point Automatic

West-Southwest, 25 Knots, Mod drizzle, 2 Miles, 1015, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

West-Southwest, 16 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1015, Steady

Valentia Automatic

Southwest, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1014, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

Southwest, 29 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1009, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

Southwest, 26 Knots, Gust 38 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1006, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Southwest, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1012, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

West-Southwest, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 4.8 m, 1015, Steady

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West-Southwest, 27 Knots, Gust 36 Knots, Wave ht: 5.8 m, 1002, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Wind data not available, Wave ht: 5.6 m, 1006, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1700 Saturday 25 October 2014 Issued at 1700 Friday 24 October 2014

Meteorological Situation at 1500: A stabilising, southwesterly airstream is strengthening as a developing frontal system approaches from mid-Atlantic; the frontal system will affect northern and western coasts later tonight and for a time Saturday

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Rossan Point to Carlingford Lough

Wind: Southwest force 6 or 7, increasing gale force 8 at times overnight between Erris Head and Fair Head

Weather: Scattered showers giving way to spells of rain or drizzle later tonight

Visibility: Mostly good, becoming moderate, occasionally poor, in rain or drizzle

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carlingford Lough to Hook Head to Loop Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: West backing southwest force 4 or 5, occasionally force 6

Weather: Mainly fair apart from isolated showers or patchy rain, mostly in the west

Visibility: Good, occasionally moderate on western coasts during Saturday

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1700 Sunday 26 October 2014: Little change in wind speed and direction; outbreaks of rain or drizzle on western and northern coasts, elsewhere mainly fair

Weather Warnings

Gale Warning

Southwest winds will reach gale force today and tonight on coasts from Loop Head to Erris Head to Malin Head.\nSouthwest winds will also touch gale force at times this evening and tonight in the Irish Sea.

Small Craft Warning

Southwest winds will reach force 6 or higher today on all coasts.