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VDLR Weatherwatch - Friday AM

10th July 2009

ImageIreland is officially in no-man's land today, wedged between two weather systems. As this report is being typed, Dun Laoghaire's weather station is showing a measly 3 knots from the NNW, with the gradient breeze expected to show up as a southerly this afternoon at the earliest. However, it's blue skies all over, so a sea breeze isn't out of the question.

The position at midnight is shown below, with the low pressure to the west of Ireland due to gradually ease in. The breeze is most definitely on its way - the M6 weather buoy , well off Ireland's West Coast, wa showing SE winds of 20 knots at 6am this morning, with gusts up to 30 knots. The M3 and M4 bouys, situated off Irelands NW and SW tips, both show between 10 and 14 knots.

Our recommendation? Enjoy the sun while (or if) it lasts, because Saturday and Sunday may well howl.

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