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how do Met Éireann class weather warnings?

  • 23-09-2017 8:33pm
    Registered Users Posts: 10,859 ✭✭✭✭ Andy From Sligo

    well today here in Sligo the weather has been shockingly blustery - yet no kind of weather warning I didnt hear of. in fact I think it has been the same or even more windy today than when we got a yellow weather warning from Met Éireann


  • Registered Users Posts: 2,619 ✭✭✭ Rougies

    The official criteria for Met Éireann's warning system can be found here.

    The criteria for a yellow wind warning is either "Mean Speeds between 50 and 65 km/h" or
    "Gusts between 90 and 110 km/h"

  • Registered Users Posts: 8,202 ✭✭✭ Gaoth Laidir

    Sligo Airport was nowhere near yellow status yesterday. The strongest wind recorded all day was briefly 21 gust 42 knots (39 gust 78 km/h) at 11.30, but it was below that the rest of the time.

    METAR EISG 231330Z 15016G26KT 110V180 9999 OVC035 17/11 Q1006=
    METAR EISG 231300Z 14017G33KT 120V180 9999 OVC034 17/12 Q1006=
    METAR EISG 231230Z 14016G27KT 120V180 9999 BKN033 17/12 Q1007=
    METAR EISG 231200Z 16014G27KT 120V190 9999 FEW033 BKN045 18/12 Q1006=
    METAR EISG 231130Z 15015G27KT 120V190 9999 SCT030 SCT035 17/12 Q1006=
    METAR EISG 231100Z 15017G33KT 120V180 9999 FEW027 BKN035 17/13 Q1006=
    METAR EISG 231030Z 15021G42KT 9999 FEW035 17/13 Q1006=
    METAR EISG 231000Z 14018G42KT 110V170 9999 SCT038 17/13 Q1006=
    METAR EISG 230930Z 14021G37KT 9999 SCT029 BKN034 17/13 Q1007=