STATUS RED ALERT ISSUED

Donegal on Red Alert: What does a Status Red warning actually mean?

The storm approaches Ireland tonight

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Donegal on Red Alert: What does a Status Red warning actually mean?

Donegal on Red Alert: What does a Status Red warning actually mean?

In the last hour Mét Éireamm has issued a nationwide Status Red weather warning. Mét Éireann has detailed criteria for the issuing of Status Red weather warnings.

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".

The criteria for a Status Red wind warning is: 
Mean Speeds in excess of 80 km/h
Gusts Speeds in excess of 130 km/h