Met Éireann's Evelyn Cusack warns against sharing fake red weather warnings 1 month ago

Met Éireann's Evelyn Cusack warns against sharing fake red weather warnings

A status orange weather warning was issued for the entire country.

Met Éireann has warned against sharing fake weather warnings online.

A number of false status red weather warnings have been shared across social media, incorrectly stating that today's weather warning had been updating from orange.

This comes after Storm Brendan ripped across the country, causing dangerous flooding conditions and leaving thousands without power.

Evelyn Cusack, head of forecasting at Met Éireann, has urged people not to share false information regarding weather warnings.

"There is some really crazy stuff out there," she told Séan O'Rourke on RTÉ Radio. "There are a whole lot of fake weather charts with red warnings and everything on it.

"Some people think they are better at forecasting by looking out the window than Met Éireann (...) We run a 24/7 operation that is paid for by the citizens of Ireland so I'm actually astounded."

Today's nationwide orange wind weather warning has since been lifted but remains in place for Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo until 23.59 tonight.

A yellow wind warning remains in place for Wexford, Cavan, Monaghan, Roscommon, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford until 20.00 tonight.