EXPLAINER: What do the colour codes mean on Met Eireann Weather Warnings
Met Eireann issues weather warnings depending on the severity of the conditions the country is set to experience.
Below the different levels of weather warnings are explained and it also sets out the actions you should take.
Status Yellow: Not unusual weather. Localised danger.
Weather that does not pose a threat to the general population but is potentially dangerous on a localised scale. Be aware about meteorological conditions and check if you are exposed to danger by nature of your activity or your specific location. Do not take any avoidable risks
Status Orange: Infrequent. Dangerous/disruptive.
Infrequent and dangerous weather conditions which may pose a threat to life and property. Prepare yourself in an appropriate way depending on location and activity. All people and property in the affected areas can be significantly impacted. Check your activity/event and delay or cancel as appropriate.
Status Red: Rare. Extremely dangerous/destructive.
Rare and very dangerous weather conditions from intense meteorological phenomena. Take action to protect yourself and your property. Follow instructions and advice given by the authorities under all circumstances and be prepared for exceptional measures.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.