There are three different weather warnings in Ireland:
STATUS YELLOW — which is only a warning for people in specific areas, those who live or work close to the affected area (e.g. coastal)
STATUS ORANGE — advises to be prepared for certain weather conditions that are suppossed to affect all or selected areas of the country.
STATUS RED — tells to take action! Advice could be to stay indoors, to temporarily move to another place, to avoid driving if possible, etc.
Sunday evening we’ve had a status orange for most of the country. Temperatures were about to drop down to -2 to -8 C. It wasn’t that bad, here in the South East of Ireland; still, with the temperature not rising above the freezing point until about 10 am, the roads were quite slippery. Monday night the weather warning changed to a yellow with forecast of up to -4 C. Then, Tuesday there were no national weather warnings.
By now, our dogs, Rapsy and Missy, moved into „winter mode“ 🙂 Except for a short time outdoors and their run at the beach, they spend most of the time on the couch — cuddled up on the cozy fur blankets. 😉
Check out Met.ie where you can find out more about the Irish weather.