In recent years Met Eireann has introduced colour coded weather warnings as follows
Weather warnings are presented in three categories:
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
A status red warning is the most severe weather warning and implores all citizens to take appropriate action in order to protect themselves from the anticipated conditions.
All services provided by Bus Eireann under the Department of Education and Skills School Transport Schemes will be cancelled in the affected area if a status RED warning is announced for all or part of a given day.
A status red weather warning does not suggest that schools cannot open for timetabled classes.
The closure of school due to extreme weather conditions is made by school management and is communicated to parents via text, website and school app updates.
To facilitate communication with all parents please ensure that we have a current mobile contact number for texting.