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National Summary


Patchy rain and drizzle will clear from the northeast of the country this afternoon and most places will be dry and bright for the rest of the day. Breezy with fresh northwesterly winds, and highest temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees.


Outbreaks of mist and drizzle with patches of light rain will develop again overnight. Lowest temperatures of 6 to 8 degrees.


Tomorrow will be a cloudy day with oubreaks of rain and drizzle throughout the day, but with good dry periods too. Highest temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees in fresh westerly winds.


The outlook is for the Atlantic regime to persist for the end of November and the beginning of December.Thursday night:Mild, blustery weather with scattered outbreaks of rain for Thursday night and minima of 6 to 9 degrees in fresh westerly winds.Friday: A cold front will move across Ireland from the Atlantic bringing a spell of rain to all areas then clearing to sunny spells. Fresh to strong southerly winds and temperatures of 10 to 12 degrees Friday morning then with the clearance winds will veer westerly and temperatures will drop sharply to 5 or 6 degrees in the afternoon.Saturday: A cloudy and very windy day with further rain at times and some heavy spells likely. Temperatures around 8 to 11 degrees in strong southwesterly winds veering westerly.Sunday and Monday: Milder with temperatures of 10 to 13 degrees. Still windy with scattered outbreaks of rain but some sunny spells also.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

Northwest, 22 Knots, Gust 33 Knots, Rain shower, 5 Miles, 1015, Rising slowly

Dublin Airport

West-Northwest, 15 Knots, Light drizzle, 10 Miles, 1017, Rising slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

West-Northwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1020, Rising slowly

Roches Point Automatic

Northwest, 23 Knots, Gust 33 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1021, Rising

Sherkin Island Automatic

West, 19 Knots, Fair, 5 Miles, 1023, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

?, 11 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1025, Rising slowly

Mace Head Automatic

Northwest, 18 Knots, Mist, 4 Miles, 1022, Rising slowly

Belmullet Automatic

West-Northwest, 17 Knots, Mist, 3 Miles, 1021, Rising slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Northwest, 22 Knots, Wave ht: 1.7 m, 1015, Rising slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Northwest, 19 Knots, Wave ht: 5.6 m, 1026, Rising slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Northwest, 22 Knots, Wave height not available, 1019, Rising slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

West, 23 Knots, Wave ht: 4.7 m, 1029, Steady

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0600 Thursday 26 November 2015 Issued at 0600 Wednesday 25 November 2015

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A strong northwesterly airflow will persist over Ireland with embedded fronts.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: West to northwest force 6 or 7 and gusty. Becoming westerly tonight force 5 or 6 and gusty.

Weather: Scattered outbreaks of rain/drizzle/mist. Fair spells.

Visibility: Moderate locally good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0600 Friday 27 November 2015: Fresh westerly winds backing fresh to strong southwesterly. Mainly dry Scattered outbreaks of rain.

Weather Warnings

Small Craft Warning

West to northwest winds will continue to reach force 6 or 7 today, Wednesday, on all coasts for Ireland.