Met Eireann weather forecast as experts issue ‘irresponsible’ warning for Storm Elin

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.

Read more: Ireland weather map gives date of first snow according to updated Met Eireann forecast

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.

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