The Irish weather forecast was in for a bit of a jolt on Tuesday afternoon, but that is about to change.
It is a bit early to think about the potential of some of the storms we have been talking about, especially over the next 24 hours.
“We’re not prepared to be in the worst case scenario where we’re having a very strong low pressure system or we’re dealing with a hurricane,” said Jim Hogg, head of meteorology at the National Weather Service in Dublin.
It would be very difficult for Ireland to get out of that situation without some kind of an emergency response.
There have been several days of strong winds and rain that have battered the country.
There is a risk of more rain and strong winds over the coming days and weeks.
This could see the National Guard being deployed, but there is little to suggest they would be needed.
Ireland’s Department of Environment and Heritage Protection says that there is “limited evidence” that there will be any additional damage from flooding from Hurricane Irma.
However, the National Flood Insurance Scheme says it is possible that damage could be done in the event of an extreme event.
“There’s the possibility that some of these areas may see some damage,” said the scheme’s director, Brendan McCarthy.
“The National Flood Scheme does not include flood damage in its insurance policy.”
That is because the National Emergency Flood Insurance Plan, which is designed to cover damage from the storm, is still in effect.
In other words, the scheme does not cover the damage caused by a severe storm.
The storm has brought strong winds to the north and a range of rain and hail to the south.
Storm surges have been high as high as 5 metres in some areas and were expected to continue.
But, weather forecasters say, the storm is likely to weaken over the weekend and return to its normal intensity over the north of Ireland.
But there are some areas in the south that are still under a high level of rainfall.
It was not expected that any of this will lead to widespread flooding.
“In terms of flooding, we’ve seen some significant flooding and it’s just not at the level of what we’d expect from a Category 3 storm,” said Dr McCarthy.
This is because there are high concentrations of rainfall in the area.
The National Weather Office in Dublin says that the Storm Surge Warning has been extended to include some of Ireland’s southern counties.
It says the warning has been in place since Sunday and it has remained in effect since Thursday.
However there are areas of high rainfall in Northern Ireland that have been put on the high flood alert and will remain so until Friday.
The weather office says that this is “a precautionary measure” until the storm calms down and conditions improve.
It adds that there are many other areas where there are still some areas with flooding.
There has been a “significant increase” in the number of people on the move across Ireland in recent days.
There are also warnings from the National Disaster Coordination Centre that a significant number of flights and trains have been cancelled.
Ireland has been under a state of emergency for several days.
“While it has not affected the number or severity of weather events in Ireland, there are currently concerns that the situation in some parts of the country could deteriorate further if a major weather event continues to develop,” said Weather Services Minister Michael Creed.
“As a precaution, the Emergency Operations Centre has been activated in order to provide immediate assistance to communities in areas where significant flooding is occurring and to provide any information necessary to assist emergency management.”
The National Disaster Response Force is also in action across Ireland.
“Storm surges and low-pressure systems are very serious hazards that require immediate response,” it said in a statement.
“If they are to develop, they can cause significant damage to infrastructure, damage lives and property and threaten the safety of people and property in the communities they impact.”
The Irish National Railways says there are a number of major rail accidents on the country’s railways.
Some of those are caused by storms.
In Dublin, for example, a major collision occurred on the tracks in the early hours of Tuesday.
The railway has said that the accident was not caused by flooding, but rather by a train colliding with another train.
There were no reported injuries.
“Our priority is to make sure people are safe, and our priority is safety of our people,” said a spokesman for the Irish Railways.
“When a train crosses a road, there is a responsibility on both sides to take action to protect the lives and safety of other road users.
This includes road closures, signage and warning signs, as well as road construction, but it is important that the public understands that when they are travelling on the road, they must always be aware of the actions that they can take to protect themselves, their property and other road user’s lives.”