Met Éireann weather forecasts are available on RTÉ (radio and TV), on many of the independent local and national radio stations and on www.met.ie.
When a Severe Weather Warning (level red) is in operation it will also be issued to the broadcast media and to Local Authorities.
Weather Warnings are presented in three categories:
STATUS YELLOW Weather Alert - Be Aware
The concept behind YELLOW level weather alerts is to notify those who are at risk because of their location and/or activity, and to allow them to take preventative action. It is implicit that YELLOW level weather alerts are for weather conditions that do not pose an immediate threat to the general population, but only to those exposed to risk by nature of their location and/or activity.
STATUS ORANGE Weather Warning - Be Prepared
This category of ORANGE level weather warnings is for weather conditions which have the capacity to impact significantly on people in the affected areas. The issue of an Orange level weather warning implies that all recipients in the affected areas should prepare themselves in an appropriate way for the anticipated conditions.
STATUS RED Severe Weather Warning - Take Action
The issue of RED level severe weather warnings should be a comparatively rare event and implies that recipients take action to protect them-selves and/or their properties; this could be by moving their families out of the danger zone temporarily, by staying indoors or by other specific actions aimed at mitigating the effects of the weather conditions.
You can get more details on Met Éireann’s weather alert, weather warn-ing and severe weather warning on www.met.ie which also has the latest national and regional forecasts.
You will find detailed information and advice for dealing with all aspects of flooding from the website www.flooding.ie.
Further advice may also be obtained from the Office of Public Works by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Check the weather
You can obtain the latest weather forecast from the following sources:
- Met Éireann, The Irish Meteorological Service Online – www.met.ie
- Listen to national and local radio hourly news bulletins
- Watch weather reports after TV news bulletins
- Click on the following link for a five-day forecast from Met Éireann
- Click on the following link for the Rainfall radar from Met Éireann