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National Summary

Tonight

Tonight will continue windy with rain in many areas early on. The rain will give way to showery conditions as the night goes on, with dry spells developing. Minimum temperatures 10 to 12 degrees, with strong southerly winds veering southwesterly.

Tomorrow

Tuesday will remain windy, with a mixture of sunny intervals and scattered blustery showers. In the north and northwest some of the showers will be heavy and prolonged, but elsewhere there will be long dry intervals. Maximum temperatures 15 to 19 degrees, highest values in the east. Fresh to strong southwesterly winds for most of the day, easing only slowly towards evening.

Outlook

Rain will gradually clear the east during Wednesday night, giving way to isolated showers. It will turn cool after the clearance with minimum temperatures below 10 degrees, but in the east it will stay milder. Winds will become light and westerly once the rain clears.Thursday is looking mainly dry at the moment with sunny intervals and just isolated showers, in light breezes. Highest temperatures in the mid to high teens. Thursday night will start mainly dry as well but there are signs that rain may develop in the south later. On Friday, outbreaks of rain in the south may affect other parts for a time, but overall there will be a lot of dry weather on Friday with sunny spells and light winds. Afternoon temperatures still not much better than mid or possibly high teens.Latest information suggests that Saturday may be a dry day with light winds and some sunshine also. However, it appears likely that rain will extend from the Atlantic for Sunday and Monday next. The rain is not looking heavy though and there will probably be good dry and bright periods as well with a chance of some warm sunshine in the east and south.

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 2300 Tuesday 04 August 2015 Issued at 2300 Monday 03 August 2015

Meteorological Situation at 2100: A depression of 978 hPa, centred to the west of Ireland, is tracking northeastwards, while generating a strong southerly airflow over Ireland. The associated occlusion will move eastwards across the country tonight, followed by a strong and unstable southwesterly airflow.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Howth Head to Carnsore Point and for the Irish Sea

Wind: Southerly force 6 to 7, occasionally gale force 8 in the Irish Sea tonight. Veering southwest on Tuesday morning and gradually moderating force 5 to 7 in the afternoon. Further decreasing force 4 to 6 on Tuesday evening.

Weather: Outbreaks of rain early tonight, followed by scattered showers, heavy in the north.

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

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: South to southwest force 7 to gale force 8. Becoming west to southwest force 6 or 7 on Tuesday morning, further decreasing force 5 to 6 on Tuesday evening.

Weather: Outbreaks of rain early tonight, followed by scattered showers, heavy in the north.

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

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2300 Wednesday 05 August 2015: Fresh or strong southwesterly winds, increasing strong to near gale southerly in the east and south, and becoming moderate to fresh northwest elsewhere. Scattered showers followed by rain spreading from the south.

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

National Warning

Southerly winds veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds 45 to 65 km/hr and gusts 80 to 100 km/hr (strongest on northwest coasts) Winds at their highest early Monday night.

Gale Warning

Southerly winds veering southwesterly will reach gale force tonight on Irish coasts from Carnsore Point to Slyne Head to Malin Head and on the Irish Sea.

Small Craft Warning

Southerly winds, veering southwest will reach force 6 or 7 tonight on Irish coasts from Malin Head to Howth Head to Carnsore Point.\nSouthwest winds will reach force 6 or 7 on all Irish coasts on Tuesday.