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National Summary

Today

Cloudy with outbreaks of rain in places at first, but these will die out this morning and sunny spells will develop in many places this afternoon. Fresher than recently; highest temperatures 14 to 16 degrees Celsius. Light to moderate, southwest winds will veer northwest this morning.

Tonight

Tonight will be dry with clear periods and little or no wind. However, fog patches will form inland as the night goes on and it will turn rather cool. Lowest temperatures 4 to 6 degrees Celsius.

Tomorrow

Dry with sunny spells for much of Thursday but cloud will increase during the evening and some drizzle or light rain will develop later in Atlantic coastal counties. Winds becoming light to moderate, southwest to south in the morning will increase steadily during the day, becoming strong and gusty in the west and northwest by evening. Highest temperatures 14 to 17 degrees Celsius.

Outlook

Strong, gusty south to southwest winds will continue for much of Thursday night, and rain will become persistent in northwestern and western counties. Winds will ease considerably on Friday morning but a band of rain will move steadily southeastwards across the country. Rain will clear the northwest and west of the country during the afternoon but will become more persistent elsewhere, especially in eastern parts of Ulster, Leinster and Munster. These areas are likely to have several hours of heavy rain well into Friday night, and this may lead to flooding in places. However, the rain will clear away by Saturday morning leaving only isolated showers. After a very mild day, it will turn much cooler overnight as winds veer westerly, moderate to fresh.Saturday will continue with a mixture of sunny intervals and isolated showers. Winds will become moderate to fresh, southwesterly and it will feel cool generally. Winds backing southerly will begin to strengthen on Saturday night and showers will become more frequent from the west. Sunday next will then continue rather windy, cool and very showery, with some heavy and prolonged showers developing as the day goes on. It appears that unsettled conditions will persist for much of next week, with cooler than normal temperatures overall. Winds will ease at times but showers or longer spells of rain are likely to occur each day in many areas.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Southwest, 19 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1014, Steady

Dublin Airport

West-Southwest, 12 Knots, Fair, 13 Miles, 1018, Rising slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Report not available

Roches Point Automatic

West-Southwest, 7 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1020, Rising slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

Southwest, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1019, Steady

Valentia Automatic

South-Southwest, 12 Knots, Cloudy, 11 Miles, 1019, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

South-Southwest, 18 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1016, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southwest, 19 Knots, Cloudy, 7 Miles, 1014, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West-Southwest, 23 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1018, Rising

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Southwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 2.8 m, 1019, Steady

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Southwest, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 4.1 m, 1011, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West, 20 Knots, Wave ht: 3.2 m, 1016, Rising

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 2300 Wednesday 01 October 2014 Issued at 2300 Tuesday 30 September 2014

Meteorological Situation at 2100: A humid and freshening southwest airflow develops over Ireland. A weakening cold front 300 miles off the west coast pushes steadily eastwards and will cross the country overnight.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Slyne Head to Fair Head

Wind: South increasing force 6 to 7; veering southwest and decreasing force 4 to 6 during the day.

Weather: Outbreaks of rain overnight. Mainly fair tomorrow.

Visibility: Moderate to poor overnight; good tomorrow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: South force 3 to 4 increasing force 5 overnight.

Weather: Fair overnight; patchy rain tomorrow.

Visibility: Moderate to good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2300 Thursday 02 October 2014: Moderate to fresh southwest winds. Mainly fair weather.

Weather Warnings

Blight Warning

Blight conditions will continue in places today but will clear from tomorrow onwards as fresher Atlantic air moves in.