Fire Weather Index

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Fire Graph

In Ireland there can be a high risk of fires from the end of February until October. Five danger classes were chosen ranging from Very Low to Extreme. The values were chosen to allow extreme conditions to exist on 2-3% of days during each month over the 35 year period for which the fire model was run. Similar methods were employed to calculate ISI and FFMC danger classes.

The Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine issue fire warnings/fire danger notices based on fire weather data courtesy of the European Commission Copernicus System, ECMWF and Met √Čireann. Wildfire Prevention Information.

For more information contact: forecasts@met.ie.