Met Éireann has issued a ‘Fierce Windy’ weather warning for the whole country for the next couple of days. The initial warning was ‘Fairly Windy’ but this was upgraded to Fierce Windy as conditions deteriorated overnight.
Brian McGee of Met Éireann gave us the meteorological explanation and the scientific meanings behind the various levels of Irish weather warnings.
“Basically when Fairly Windy gets a bit windier we call it Fierce Windy.”
As many parts of the world continue to get battered by storms, Ireland is experiencing our own wintery conditions, especially in the west with people there claiming it’s just like living in Siberia.
“We’ve been going through all sorts of mad weather lately.” said 45-year-old Galway butcher Derek Connolly. “Just yesterday the temperature was 10 degrees and then suddenly without warning it plummeted to 9. Absolute carnage!”
Brian at Met Éireann said people should take all necessary precautions and be sensible during the current Fierce Windy spell.
“I would urge people to listen carefully to the official weather updates on television and radio. More importantly don’t forget to put your washing out as Fierce Windy weather is ideal clothes drying weather.”