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National Summary


Staying cloudy this evening as rain continues to move eastwards.


The rain will clear overnight and the cloud will gradually break-up. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees with moderate north-westerly winds developing.


Mostly dry tomorrow with good sunny spells through the day and just the occasional shower. Highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees in moderate westerly winds.


Wednesday night will continue dry for a time but cloud will soon spread eastwards across the country, and outbreaks of drizzle or rain will appear in northern and western counties before morning. Thursday will remain mostly cloudy across the country, although the southeast may be bright at times; drizzle will affect western and northern counties much of the time but other areas will stay mainly dry. It will turn milder but southwest winds will increase fresh to strong generally.More widespread rain and drizzle will develop on Thursday night and early Friday. However, an improvement will set in as Friday goes on, with rain and drizzle clearing eastwards and cloud breaking later; winds veering west to northwest will steadily decrease also, and temperatures will be near normal for late September. Saturday and much of Sunday are likely to be dry and very mild. However, southerly winds will strengthen in western counties during Sunday, and some drizzle will then occur at times along the Atlantic seaboard. Eastern and northeastern areas are likely to be the sunniest and warmest during the weekend.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

West-Southwest, 9 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1019, Falling slowly

Dublin Airport

West-Southwest, 6 Knots, Mist, 7 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Report not available

Roches Point Automatic

Southwest, 4 Knots, Rain shower, 2 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Sherkin Island Automatic

Southwest, 8 Knots, Recent drizzle, 4 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Valentia Automatic

North, 3 Knots, Heavy drizzle, 3 Miles, 1021, Falling slowly

Mace Head Automatic

Northwest, 9 Knots, Fair, 14 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Belmullet Automatic

South-Southwest, 2 Knots, Fair, 8 Miles, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

West-Southwest, 11 Knots, Wave ht:0.4 m, 1020, Falling slowly

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

West, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 1.4 m, 1021, Falling slowly

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

West-Southwest, 13 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, 1018, Falling

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Southwest, 20 Knots, Gust 30 Knots, Wave ht: 3.2 m, 1019, Falling

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 0500 Wednesday 24 September 2014 Issued at 0500 Tuesday 23 September 2014

Meteorological Situation at 0300: A weak cold front, extending from Belfast Lough to Valentia, continues moving slowly southeastwards; more active showery troughs will cross the country from the northwest this evening and early tonight, resulting in an unstable northwesterly airstream.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carlingford Lough to Carnsore Point to Mizen Head and the Irish Sea :-

Wind: Southwest to west force 3 or 4, veering west to northwest force 4 or 5, locally force 6 early tonight.

Weather: Misty, with patches of rain or drizzle up to early afternoon; showers or more prolonged spells of rain spreading southeast later.

Visibility: Moderate, locally good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Mizen Head to Erris Head to Carlingford Lough :-

Wind: Northwest to west force 2 to 4, backing southwest force 4 or 5 this morning; then veering west to northwest and increasing force 6 locally further north.

Weather: Mainly fair at first, but showers or longer spells of rain soon developing.

Visibility: Good, becoming moderate, locally poor.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 0500 Thursday 25 September 2014: Fresh, northwesterly winds steadily backing west to southwest, moderate to fresh; showers quickly dying out and becoming mainly fair, but rain or drizzle developing in the north and west later.

Weather Warnings

National Warning

Heavy, thundery showers continuing this evening and tonight with localised flooding. Totals of 25 mm to 35 mm are possible including today's rainfall.