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National Summary


Dry tonight with a mixture of cloudy and clear spells. Temperatures will fall to between 7 and 11 degrees in light breezes - calm in places. A few fog patches will form overnight with poor visibility in places by dawn.


Fog patches will lift during the morning and where cloudy, sunny spells will develop so overall it will be a very pleasant, dry day on Wednesday with sunny spells.A mild day with highest temperatures 18 to 21 degrees in light southeasterly breezes.


Thursday: Some sunny spells will occur but overall there is likely be a good deal of cloud about. Some outbreaks of rain are possible with even isolated heavy falls a small possibility but many areas will have another dry day. Rather warm and humid with temperatures of 19 to 22 degrees in light southeasterly breezes.Friday: There is a possibility of a cold front crossing the country from the Atlantic which would be mean quite cloudy conditions and outbreaks of rain. Rainfall amounts are predicted to be less than 10mm anywhere. Temperatures on Friday 17 to 21 degrees (highest in the south and southeast) in light northerly breezes. Clearer, fresher weather is likely to extend into the northwest later followed by a cool, clear night Friday night with temperatures over Ulster and Connacht falling to 5 or 6 degrees; elsewhere mainly cloudy with minima no lower than 12 degrees.This weekend: The forecast is for mainly dry weather but some scattered showers are possible with cloud building up from time to time. Good sunny spells will occur also and drying conditions will be good with winds from a mainly northeasterly direction. Daytime temperatures ranging from a cool 14 or 15 degrees over Ulster and north Connacht to between 16 and 18 degrees over the rest of the country. The nights could be quite chilly if the cloud is broken with possible minima of around 5 degrees.Next week: There is a high probability of the settled spell lasting into the early days of next week.

Coastal Reports

Malin Head Automatic

South, 4 Knots, Cloudy, 14 Miles, 1023, Steady

Dublin Airport

East-Southeast, 3 Knots, Fine, 16 Miles, 1023, Steady

Buoy M5 51° 41'N 6° 42'W

Wind Direction Not available, Wind Speed Not available Knots, Wave height not available, The visibility at Tuskar is greater than 10 Miles, Pressure not available, Pressure tendency not available

Roches Point Automatic

Northeast, 4 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1022, Steady

Sherkin Island Automatic

Northeast, 5 Knots, Fair, 7 Miles, 1022, Steady

Valentia Automatic

East-Northeast, 3 Knots, Cloudy, 12 Miles, 1022, Steady

Mace Head Automatic

East, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 16 Miles, 1022, Steady

Belmullet Automatic

Southeast, 5 Knots, Cloudy, 9 Miles, 1022, Steady

Buoy M1 53° 8'N, 11° 12'W

Report not available

Buoy M2 53° 29'N, 5° 26'W

Wind Direction Not available, Wind Speed Not available Knots, Wave ht:0.3 m, 1023, Steady

Buoy M3 51° 13'N, 10° 33'W

Southeast, 6 Knots, Wave ht: 2 m, 1021, Steady

Buoy M4 55° 0'N 10° 0'W

South-Southwest, 8 Knots, Wave ht: 2.2 m, 1022, Steady

Buoy M6 53° 4'N 15° 56'W

Report not available

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 2300 Wednesday 03 September 2014 Issued at 2300 Tuesday 02 September 2014

Meteorological Situation at 2100: An anticyclone of center 1028hPa over Denmark maintains a light southeasterly airflow over Ireland.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Loop Head to Rossan Point to Fair Head

Wind: South to southwest or variable becoming mainly southeasterly force 3 or less.

Weather: Fair.

Visibility: Good.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Fair Head to Carnsore Point to Loop Head and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southeasterly or variable less than force 3 becoming force 3 or 4.

Weather: Fair.

Visibility: Good.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 2300 Thursday 04 September 2014: Light to moderate variable breezes or calm. Patchy rain/mainly fair.