forecast for monday
Sea Area Forecast until 1800 hours Monday 31-Oct-2005
Issued at 1700 hours Sunday 30-Oct-2005
Meteorological Situation at 1500 hours : A small depression of a 984 hPa, in the vicinity of Roches Point, is moving northeastwards. Frontal troughs are approaching from the Atlantic and will move northeastwards over the country later tonight and tomorrow morning.
Forecast for coasts from Roches Point to Loop Head to Malin Head :-
Wind : Southwest force 5 to 7 Backing southerly this evening and early night force 6 to gale force 8. Veering southwest to west force 4 or 5 Monday afternoon.
Weather : Scattered showers. Some longer periods of rain later tonight and tomorrow with a risk of thunder in places.
Visibility : Good to moderate, becoming moderate to poor for a time later tonight and tomorrow.
Forecast for coasts from Malin Head to Wicklow Head to Roches Point and the Irish Sea :-
Wind : south to southwest force 7 or gale force 8, locally strong gale force 9. Veering southwest to west this evening and early night and moderating force 5 to 7. Backing southerly later in the night and increasing force 6 to gale force 8.
Weather : Showers or some longer periods of rain, possibly thundery in places.
Visibility : Moderate to good, occasionally moderate to poor. 3a. Warning of Heavy Swell on western and southwest coasts.
Outlook for a further 24-hours until 1800 hours Tuesday 01-Nov-2005 : Fresh or strong southwest to west winds extending to all areas. Showers dying out and becoming mainly fair. Warning of heavy swell developing later today on western and southwestern coasts.
Take it easy ....but, take it all the way.