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National Summary

Tonight

Very mild and rather windy in places tonight. Heavy rain at times overnight in parts of the southwest, west and northwest. Extensive hill and some coastal fog also. Patchy rain further east with good dry periods also. Lowest temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees.

Tomorrow

Mild and rather windy on Friday. Wet in western areas during the morning with heavy rain in places. Mostly dry in eastern areas apart from patchy drizzle. The rain will gradually extend eastwards in the afternoon, with some heavy falls likely. A clearance will follow from the Atlantic later in the day. Top temperatures will range a very mild 15 to 18 degrees but it will turn colder in the evening. Blustery Southerly winds will ease in the West.

Outlook

Outlook: is for very unsettled and much cooler conditions for Sunday and through midweek with temperatures more normal for early November.Saturday Night: The last of the rain will clear from eastern areas early in Saturday night and it will be cool with clear periods developing and some showers.Sunday: Cool and breezy on Sunday with sunny spells and scattered heavy showers in the morning, but showers merging to bring some longer spell of rain to Atlantic counties during the afternoon, afternoon highs of 9 to 13 degrees C..A risk of some strong winds especially near western coasts Sunday night with further rain or showers. Monday: Cool and bright on Monday with scattered showers and southwest to west winds easing. Afternoon temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees. Cold on Monday night with sharp frost likely and temperatures falling close to zero.Tuesday: Similar temperatures on Tuesday, bright cool conditions with moderate or fresh northwesterly winds bringing sunny spells and scattered heavy rain or showers, mostly in western and northern counties with isolated thunderstorms. Frost in places overnight. Wednesday: Cool on Wednesday also, but much fewer showers and good sunny spells with the northwest winds falling off light in the afternoon. Highs of 9 to 11 degrees C. Cold on Wednesday night with fairly widespread frost.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1006, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

South-Southwest, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1010, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Report not available

Roches Point Automatic

South, 20 Knots, Cloudy, 5 Miles, 1010, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

South, 18 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1008, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South-Southeast, 12 Knots, Gust 23 Knots, Recent drizzle, 8 Miles, 1006, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southeast, 17 Knots, Light drizzle, 2 Miles, 1005, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southeast, 11 Knots, Light rain, 2 Miles, 1003, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

South, 21 Knots, Wave ht: 1.2 m, 1011, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

South, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 2.5 m, 1006, Steady

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southeast, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1003, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Wind data not available, Wave ht: 2.7 m, 993, Falling slowly

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1800 Friday 31 October 2014 Issued at 1800 Thursday 30 October 2014

Meteorological Situation at 1500: A very mild and humid southerly airflow over Ireland will strengthen as a cold front, with waves, approaches from the Atlantic, crossing the country tonight and tomorrow and followed by a slacker Westerly airflow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Wicklow Head to Roches Point and for the Irish Sea:

Wind: South to Southeast veering South to Southwest force 5 to 7 and gusty. Increasing force 6 or 7 with gale gusts tomorrow afternoon.

Weather: Patches of rain, drizzle and fog. Persistent/ heavy rain along Atlantic coasts this evening, slowly edging Eastwards overnight and during tomorrow. A clearance following later to the West.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain, drizzle or fog.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Roches Point to Erris Head to Fair Head:

Wind: Southerly force 5 to 7 and gusty (gale gusts in the Northwest). Decreasing Southwest force 3 to 5 tomorrow and becoming West to Southwest force 4 or 5 later.

Weather: Patches of rain, drizzle and fog. Persistent/ heavy rain along Atlantic coasts this evening, slowly edging Eastwards overnight and during tomorrow. A clearance following later to the West.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain, drizzle or fog.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Saturday 01 November 2014: Fresh or strong Southwest winds, increasing strong to gale force later. Further rain or showers.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Rainfall amounts of 25 - 40 mm are likely.

Small Craft Warning

South to southeast winds of force 6 or 7 overnight and for a time Friday on all coasts of Ireland.