Met Eireann weather forecast as experts issue ‘irresponsible’ warning for Storm Elin
Weather experts disagree over the naming of Storm Ellen over the UK and Ireland, with another prominent meteorologist accusing it of being “simply irresponsible” to give the current conditions a name.
The UK Met Office has issued an 18-hour weather warning from Wednesday to Thursday, forecasting heavy rain and strong winds to create stormy and dangerous conditions.
However, the expected storm conditions were not specified by the Met Office but were named Storm Ellen by a British newspaper’s weather reporting team.
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Liam Dutton, a Welsh meteorologist, criticized the newspaper for naming the storm: “The Met Office has not currently named Storm Ellen, yet the Daily Express ran a story saying Storm Ellen is coming.
The Channel 4 weather expert, known to audiences around the world as the weatherman who flawlessly announced his hometown of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch during a live bulletin, said: “Storm naming is a public safety and awareness communication tool in times of severe weather, not a game. “Simply irresponsible.”
Although the storm may not be expected, a weather map update has pinpointed the exact dates when Ireland could see its first snowfall this winter.
Weather experts have weighed in on when the white stuff can be expected to occur in counties across Ireland, including Galway.
Long-range weather forecasts are always subject to change, but WXCharts.com meteorologists believe some parts of the country could see snow on Tuesday, November 28 and Wednesday, November 29.
The weather map shows snowfall over both days in places like Galway; Dublin, Monaghan, Louth and most of Northern Ireland.
This comes after news of high chances of snowfall in Ireland, with bitter cold expected to hit the country this week.
Weather Outlook is also forecasting that a cold snap is headed our way: “GEM 12Z is offering a real treat for cold weather fans this evening. In fact, it doesn’t get much better than this in November! (Remember, we have 10 days to go & unlikely to check.)”
In the wake of the chaos caused by Storm Debbie in Galway, bookies have high odds of entering the history books in November 2023 for a very wet and cold reason with snowfall odds.
After heavy rain and wind over the past few days, bookmakers at Ladbrokes are offering odds of 5/1 that this is the wettest November on record, while it is now just 3/1 that it is also the coldest on record.
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