Met Eireann issue TWO new weather warnings

Gladys Abbott
January 18, 2018

The warning is in effect from Tuesday 15:00 to Wednesday 08:00.

Scotland is also subject to an amber weather warning, while large parts of Britain are under a yellow weather warning.

"This is the problem with the storm naming system".

Parts of the United Kingdom have already been left buried under snow overnight after a -7C wind blast, but Britain's set to get hit even harder tonight once the storm makes its way through Ireland today.

Liam Dutton is a Channel Four weatherman who isn't happy with Met Éireann because he doesn't think Storm Fionn should have been named at all.

Meanwhile, it's very cold in most places today with wintry showers and strong winds.

The Met Office is forecasting "persistent and heavy snow" in the regions between 9pm and 5am, with likely delays on the roads and "a risk that some vehicles and passengers could become stranded".

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Snow in the Pennines.

The weather service added: "Injuries and danger to life from flying debris are possible, along with some damage to buildings".

Of course, it wouldn't be the United Kingdom without travel disruption at times like these, and the Met Office has warned us to expect problems with road, rail and ferry services.

"The Irish Met Office, @MetEireann, have different (lower) criteria that are numerically driven, compared to the @metoffice's impact-based criteria".

He preceded this tweet with another questioning how Met Eireann and the Met Office in the United Kingdom can work together on naming storms when they use "different criteria" to assess weather systems.

The storm is expected to develop so quickly that it will undergo what is known as "explosive cyclogenesis", turning the area of low pressure into a weather bomb, triggering extremely strong winds, torrential rain and heavy snow. You've got a storm to ride out.

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