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Be Winter Ready! #BeWinterReady

The 2019/2020 'Be Winter Ready' Campaign was launched on 6th November 2019 - #BeWinterReady.

Winter conditions can be hazardous for motorists, cyclists and pedestrians. Minister for Transport, Tourism and Sport, Shane Ross T.D drew attention to the particular risk posed by hail showers, pointing out that hail is one weather condition we cannot treat our roads for.

For more information on planning for winter and updates during severe weather, you can follow the Office of Emergency Planning on Twitter: OEP (@emergencyIE)

You can find information on the campaign at the Be Winter Ready website. The website has advice and information on how to prepare for winter, and includes a number of targeted leaflets on themes such as flooding, farming, health and road safety. The website provides a number of sources for up-to-date information on transport services and roads during severe weather.

Be Winter Ready - Met Éireann's Weather Warnings Leaflet

Be Winter Ready Booklet

Colour coded weather warnings explained:

STATUS YELLOW: 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 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 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.

Colour Coded Weather Warnings

RSA Severe Weather Advice for Driving in Hail Showers: