Cloudy and dull with persistent rain and drizzle through the rest of the day, this heavy at times. Maximum temperature 9 Celsius, with the south or southwest winds increasing fresh to strong.
Tonight will see more spells of quite heavy rain, but the winds will ease a little later. Then tomorrow the rain will clear away shortly after dawn, leaving sunny spells and only very isolated wintry showers for the rest of the day. Temperatures will start off around 8 Celsius, before dropping by a few degrees by the afternoon as the westerly winds become strong.
Strong to gale force southwest winds on Friday, with a little rain at times during the afternoon and evening.
5:35pm TodayWeather forecast updated as of 19 February 2020 11:39am
Current shipping forecastValid for 24 Hours
A deepening low in the Atlantic will drive weather fronts across the Irish Sea today and tonight.
South or Southwest 5 or 6, increasing 6 or 7 this afternoon. Veering West or Northwest late in the night or at first tomorrow morning, briefly decreasing 4 or 5, before increasing 6 or 7 again.
State of Sea
Moderate, building moderate or rough this afternoon.
Rain and drizzle, then becoming fair tomorrow morning.
Moderate or poor, improving good tomorrow morning.
Outlook for the following 24 hours
Increasing West 6 or 7 occasionally gale 8 tomorrow afternoon, then backing Southwest 7 or gale 8 overnight into Friday.
State of Sea
Moderate or rough, becoming mostly rough.
Fair, with only isolated wintry showers at first.
Mostly good, possibly moderate in any showers at first.
(heights in metres above Chart Datum)Shipping forecast updated as of 19 February 2020 12:01pm
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