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National Summary

Today

Very blustery today with showers or longer spells of rain giving a few heavy and possibly thundery bursts. Some bright or short sunny spells also. Highest temperatures 15 to 18 degrees with fresh and gusty Southwest winds veering Westerly, stronger along Western and Southern coasts.

Tonight

Further showers tonight especially in Eastern parts with strong and gusty Northwest winds. Lowest temperatures 11 or 12 degrees.

Tomorrow

Still a few showers around in the East and Northeast at first tomorrow but these will die out through the morning. Otherwise a dry day with bright or sunny spells and the brisk Northwest winds gradually easing. Highest temperatures 16 to 20 degrees Celsius, North to South.

Outlook

The weather is set to remain changeable for the rest of the week and the weekend.Mainly dry on Wednesday night with clear spells and turning pretty cool for early July as temperatures dip to between 6 and 8 degrees. With very little breeze or calm conditions some mist patches forming for a short time around dawn.For Thursday: A fresh dry start with sunny spells. It will gradually turn cloudy and drizzly during the day as a warm front moves in from the Atlantic. The damp weather reaching Ulster in the evening, but many Southern and Southeastern parts of the country staying dry. Becoming warm and humid with highest temperatures of 17 to 21 degrees in a light Southerly breeze, freshening along the West coast. Friday will be warm and humid with temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees in fresh southerly winds. Many areas will be dry for a time with some hazy sunny spells but patchy drizzle and fog will occur, and during the afternoon and evening a cold front will cross Ireland bringing a spell of rain.This will introduce fresher weather for the weekend.Saturday will then be a rather breezy day with a mixture of sunshine and scattered showers.Sunday looks set to be a cloudier day with the likelihood of some rain.Best temperatures over the weekend typically the mid to high teens in the West and North and up to 19 or 20 degrees in the Southeast.

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Wednesday 08 July 2015 Issued at 0500 Tuesday 07 July 2015

Meteorological Situation at 0400: An unstable Southwest airflow over Ireland will gradually veer Northwest as a depression to the Northwest of Ireland tracks into Scotland. Showery troughs will continue to affect the country.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carlingford Lough to Howth Head to Wicklow Head and for the North Irish Sea

Wind: South to Southwest force 5 occasionally force 6, gradually veering West to Northwest.

Weather: Occasional rain or showers, risk of thunder.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain or showers. Otherwise good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Wicklow Head to Valentia to Erris Head and for the South Irish Sea

Wind: West to Southwest force 5 to 7 increasing Westerly force 6 or 7 today with gale gusts in the West. Veering Northwest force 5 to 7 tonight.

Weather: Occasional rain or showers, risk of thunder.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain or showers. Otherwise good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Erris Head to Malin Head to Carlingford Lough

Wind: Southwest veering Westerly force 3 to 5 with stronger gusts. Increasing Northwest force 5 to 7 this evening and tonight.

Weather: Occasional rain or showers, risk of thunder.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in rain or showers. Otherwise good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Thursday 09 July 2015: Strong to near gale force Northwest winds gradually easing and backing Southwest with showers dying out.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West, 23 Knots, Cloudy, 8 Miles, 1022, Steady

Dublin Airport

West, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1024, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Northwest, 6 Knots, Wave ht: 1.1 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1026, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

North-Northwest, 11 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1026, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

Report not available

Valentia Automatic

West-Northwest, 9 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1027, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

West, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 11 Miles, 1026, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

West, 13 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1025, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West, 10 Knots, Wave ht:0.7 m, 1024, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

North-Northwest, 11 Knots, Wave ht: 2.3 m, 1028, Rising slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West-Northwest, 19 Knots, Wave height not available, 1024, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West, 9 Knots, Wave ht: 2.5 m, 1028, Steady

Weather Warnings

Small Craft Warning

West to Southwest winds veering West to Northwest will increase to force 6 or more on all Irish Sea coasts during today.