It’s not very often we get this kind of a weather warning

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A bolt of lighting over Arklow town

Met Eireann have issued a weather warning for five counties which includes Wicklow.

The six hour Status Yellow Warning comes into effect from Wednesday 21 st of June 2017 12:00 to Wednesday 21 st June 2017 18:00.

The forecast for tomorrow reads as follows:

A mix of sunshine and showers at first tomorrow. Some of the showers will be heavy with thunder and lightning. It will be warm and humid again with highs of 25 to 29 degrees. The south coast will be cooler due to a moderate southwest breeze.


Weather Warnings are presented in three categories:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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 themselves 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.

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