Sea Area Forecast

Forecast valid from: 18:00, Friday 01 March 2024 until 18:00, Saturday 02 March 2024

Small Craft Warning

Cyclonic variable winds becoming mainly northerly will reach force 6 or higher at times Friday and Saturday on all Irish Coasts.

Gale Warning

1. Northerly winds will reach gale force 8 at times this evening and tonight on Irish coasts from Carnsore Point to Hook head to Roches Point. 2. Northerly winds will reach gale force 8 Saturday on Irish coasts from Erris Head to Rossan Point to Bloody Foreland.

Atlantic Swell

On Atlantic coasts.

Meteorological Situation at 15:00 UTC

A depression of 983hPa in the Irish Sea maintains an unstable strong to near gale force cyclonic variable or northerly airflow over Ireland. Associated frontal troughs are embedded in the flow. The depression will slowly extend to the southeast and move over Cornwall tonight.

Gale Warning: In effect

Small Craft Warning: In effect

Heavy Swell (>4m) : yes

Wave Height Forecast

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Valentia to Slyne Head to Malin Head

Wind: Northerly force 6 to 7 and gusty, later reaching gale force 8 between Erris Head and Bloody Foreland.

Weather: Scattered showers with isolated hail.

Visibility: Mainly moderate or poor in precipitation.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Malin Head to Belfast Lough to Howth Head

Wind: Northerly force 5 or 6 and gusty. Soon decreasing force 4 to 6, later force 4 or 5.

Weather: Scattered showers or rain.

Visibility: Mainly moderate or poor in precipitation.

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

Wind: Cyclonic variable force 4 to 6 but north to northwest force 4 to 6 imminent. Soon north to northwest force 5 to 7, later decreasing force 5 to 6 by the end of the period.

Weather: Scattered showers or rain

Visibility: Mainly moderate or poor in precipitation.

Forecast for Irish coastal waters from Carnsore Point to Roches Point to Valentia

Wind: Northerly force 6 to gale force 8 and gusty. Decreasing force 6 to 7 imminently. Later north to northwest force 5 to 7.

Weather: Scattered showers or rain.

Visibility: Mainly moderate or poor in precipitation.

Outlook for a further 24 hours until 18:00, Sunday 03 March 2024

Fresh to near gale force north or northwest winds at first Winds gradually decreasing light to fresh on Sunday. Weather: Frequent showers, some heavy with hail.

Forecast issued at: 18:00, Friday 01 March 2024

All times are local unless specified