Met Éireann has downgraded Ireland’s weather alert to ‘Fierce Windy’ as the aftermath of Storm Barra begins to emerge. Thousands remain without electricity across the country, particularly in parts of Mayo and Leitrim, although most of those people never had electricity to begin with.
Brian McGee of Met Éireann gave us the meteorological explanations 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.”
Brian said we’re not out of the woods yet, adding that people should take all necessary precautions and be sensible during the current Fierce Windy spell.
“I would urge people to listen carefully to weather updates on tv, radio and online. More importantly of course don’t forget to put your washing out as Fierce Windy weather is ideal clothes drying weather.”