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Notice to Mariners No. 17 of 2021 - Weather Warning

Monday 6 December 2021

Notice to Mariners No. 17 of 2021 - Weather Warning

Wicklow Harbour, Chart No. 633, 1121, 1411, 1468

To all ship owners, shipmasters, agents, fishing vessels, pleasure craft users, seafarers and fishery organisations.


Met Éireann are monitoring Storm Barra which is approaching Ireland.

Status Yellow - Wind warning for the Wicklow area

West winds will reach gale force 8 at times today (Monday) on Irish coastal waters from Dungarvan to Erris Head to Fair Head. South winds, veering west to northwest will reach gale force 8 to storm force 10 on all Irish coastal waters and the Irish Sea tomorrow (Tuesday), reaching Violent Storm Force 11 from Mizen Head to Loop Head to Slyne Head..

Valid: 12:00 Monday 06/12/2021 to 12:00 Tuesday 07/12/2021

Issued: 12:00 Monday 06/12/2021

Storm Surge

The OPW wish to advise that there will be a period of very high storm surge associated with Storm Barra  which may result in sea levels approaching or exceeding Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT) in the coastal areas show below from tomorrow morning Tuesday 7th of December until Wednesday 8th December 2021.

Whilst storm surge levels are currently relatively low in all coastal areas, they are predicted to increase significantly as follows, from tomorrow morning until Monday morning, in the coastal areas shown below:


0.35m at Arklow

0.20m at Wicklow


All vessel owners are advised to have sufficient crew on stand-by, with ready access to their vessels, to regularly check their moorings and fendering, and to ensure that effective bilge pumping arrangements are in place.


Members of the public are advised to keep away from piers, breakwaters and exposed coastal areas.



Paul Ivory, Senior Marine Officer - 6th December 2021