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Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020 - Weather Warning

Friday 14 February 2020

Notice to Mariners No. 4 of 2020 - Weather Warning

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

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

Weather Warning

Met Éireann are monitoring Storm Dennis which is approaching Ireland.

Status Yellow - Wind warning for Ireland

Very squally Southerly winds veering Southwesterly with mean speeds 50 to 65 km/hr gusts to around 100 km/hr, strongest on exposed coasts and hills. Winds moderating from the Northwest later.
Valid: 03:00 Saturday 15/02/2020 to 20:00 Saturday 15/02/2020
Issued: 11:00 Friday 14/02/2020

Storm Surge
The OPW wish to advise that there will be a period of very high storm surge associated with Storm Dennis which may result in sea levels approaching or exceeding Highest Astronomical Tide (HAT) in the coastal areas show below from tomorrow afternoon, Saturday 15th until Monday morning 17th February 2020.

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:

0.70m at Arklow
0.75m 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.

Issued on 14th February 2020.