It will soon become very windy today with the stiff south-southwesterly quickly increasing to gale or severe gale force this morning, gusts 60 to 70mph causing some travel disruption and damage in places. Outbreaks of rain soon developing then gradually clearing around late morning, leaving the afternoon mostly dry with sunny spells and only fast-moving isolated showers, but still windy. Temperatures 16 or 17 Celsius at best. It will become less windy tonight, with clear spells.
Thursday morning will be dry and fairly bright with some sunshine then rain spreading from the south during the afternoon, becoming persistent and heavy at times into the evening. Moderate or fresh southwest winds will soon decrease for much of the day, but quickly becoming a stronger north-westerly later. Highs of 15°C.
Scattered showers on Friday with sunny intervals and rather cool, blustery, west-northwest winds until later.
7:26pm TodayWeather forecast updated as of 19 September 2018 4:35am
Current shipping forecastValid for 24 Hours
There's now a STORM WARNING in operation.
A deepening low to the southwest of Ireland will move quickly northeast, with associated frontal troughs crossing the Irish Sea.
South-southwest force 5 or 6 occasionally 7, backing southerly 6 to gale 8 by around dawn, then imminently increasing south-southwest gale 8 or severe gale 9, occasionally storm 10 in places this morning, veering southwest by midday. Decreasing late afternoon & this evening to 7 or gale 8, then 5 or 6 overnight.
State of Sea
Moderate or rough, quickly building rough or very rough this morning, then becoming moderate or rough overnight.
Outbreaks of rain spreading from the southwest this morning, clearing to showers by the afternoon, then mostly fair tonight.
Good, becoming moderate or poor at times in the rain.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
Southwest 5 backing south or southeast 3 or 4 Thursday morning, soon becoming cyclonic 3 or 4 in the afternoon. Settling northwest 5 to 7 later in the day.
State of Sea
Mainly moderate soon becoming slight or moderate, then moderate to rough later.
Fair but rain spreading from the south during Thursday afternoon, clearing to showers overnight into Friday.
Good, becoming moderate or poor in the rain.
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)Shipping forecast updated as of 19 September 2018 4:23am
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