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National Summary


Scattered heavy showers will become confined to southwestern, western and northwestern coastal areas overnight with long clear periods developing. Turning cool with overnight lows of 7 to 11 degrees C..


Friday will start off mainly dry in midland and eastern areas with sunny spells. But showers will become widespread and heavy across the western half of the country early in the morning and extend countrywide by early afternoon. Isolated thunderstorms in places. Showers will become more scattered again later in the day. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees and breezy in fresh and gusty southwest winds.


Saturday: Good sunny spells during the morning, but cloud gradually building up and heavy showers breaking out in the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures of 16 to 18 degrees.Sunday: Showers a lot more isolated resulting in a good deal of dry and sunny weather for the day. Highs of 16 to 18 degrees in moderate southwesterly breezes.Monday, Tuesday: Cool, windy and showers with sunny spells during the first half of the day. Highs of 14 to 17 degrees, blustery westerly winds.Wednesday to Friday: Drier but still cool.

Sea Area Forecast

Sea Area Forecast untill 1700 Friday 28 August 2015 Issued at 1700 Thursday 27 August 2015

Meteorological Situation at 1500: A steering depression remains slow moving south of Iceland and maintains an unstable southwest to west flow over Ireland. A showery trough embedded in the flow will track eastwards over Ireland tomorrow morning.

Forecast for all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea

Wind: Southwest force 5 or 6 and gusty, especially near showers. Risk occasionally force 7 in places tomorrow.

Weather: Occasional heavy showers, some prolonged for a time tomorrow on western and northwestern coasts, risk of isolated thunderstorms.

Visibility: Moderate or poor in heavy showers otherwise good

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 1700 Saturday 29 August 2015: Strong southwest winds decreasing moderate to fresh with scattered heavy showers.

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

Small Craft Warning

Southwest winds will continue to reach force 6 at times this evening, overnight and on Friday on all coasts.