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National Summary


Generally dry if rather cloudy until sunset, but a few bright or short sunny spells. A few spots of drizzle may occur along the southwest coasts. Mild over Munster and south Leinster tonight, with mostly cloudy skies and a few spots of drizzle locally. Lowest temperatures here of 3 to 5 C. But colder elsewhere, with a mix of cloud and clear spells, with temperatures close to zero under cloud breaks, with some frost and possibly some icy patches. Moderate, southeast to east will be fresh over south Munster.


Tomorrow, Monday, will be dry in most parts, but cloudy. A little patchy rain and drizzle will occur in coastal areas, but will spread further inland during the evening. Cold in the northern half of the country, with top temperatures of just 5 to 7 C., but values of 8 to 11 C., elsewhere, best along the south coast. Winds moderate to fresh southeasterly.


Milder, wetter and windier conditions this week as an Atlantic regime establishes. Monday night: Cloudy with occasional light rain or drizzle, becoming persistent in Atlantic coastal counties by morning in freshening southeasterly breezes. A mild frost-free night everywhere with lowest temperatures ranging 6 to 8 degrees in the north and 9 to 11 degrees further south. Tuesday: Rain, persistent about Atlantic coastal counties in the morning, will push eastwards during the day and could be heavy at times. Top temperatures of 12 to 14 degrees in moderate to fresh southeasterly breezes, veering southerly later. Tuesday night: Periods of rain. Moderate to fresh southerly winds veering lighter southwesterly later. Wednesday: Rain turning to sunny spells and showers from the west. Southwesterlies.Thursday: Mainly dry with sunny spells. Outbreaks or rain arriving in the southwest later. Further outlook: unsettled.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

East-Southeast, 14 Knots, Fair, 16 Miles, 1023, Steady

Dublin Airport

Northeast, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1021, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

East-Southeast, 18 Knots, Wave ht: 2.3 m, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, 1018, Steady

Roches Point Automatic

East, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1018, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

East, 15 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1016, Rising slowly

Valentia Automatic

East, 10 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1016, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

East, 14 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1019, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

East-Southeast, 11 Knots, Cloudy, 6 Miles, 1020, Steady

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Report not available

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

East-Southeast, 17 Knots, Wave ht: 2.7 m, 1020, Steady

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

Southeast, 16 Knots, Wave ht: 1.5 m, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1800 Monday 05 December 2016 Issued at 1800 Sunday 04 December 2016

Meteorological Situation at 1500: An Anticyclone 1032hPa, centred over southeastern Europe, generates a moderate to fresh southeast to east airflow over Ireland. Frontal troughs will approach Ireland later Monday and Monday night in a strengthening southeast to southerly flow.

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

Wind: East to southeast force 3 to 5 and gusty.

Weather: Mainly fair, apart from some patches of drizzle.

Visibility: Mostly good, but moderate to poor locally in any patchy drizzle.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Mizen Head to Slyne Head:

Wind: East to southeast, force 4 or 5, increasing force 5 or 6 later Monday.

Weather: Mainly fair, apart from some patches of drizzle.

Visibility: Mostly good, but moderate to poor locally in any patchy drizzle.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1800 Tuesday 06 December 2016: Strong to gale force south to southeast winds developing. Rain and drizzle, mainly on Atlantic coasts, but becoming more widespread later, with some local patches of fog.