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Extreme Weather Advice

Extreme Weather Conditions in Europe

Due to a Siberian weather front, there has been a fall in temperatures across parts of Europe which has resulted in frost, snow and icy conditions. 

Irish citizens in the affected areas should monitor local media sources for weather updates and follow the advice of local authorities.

Those with concerns around travel plans should contact their tour operator or airline."

Extreme Weather in the Caribbean Region

The Atlantic hurricane season generally runs from June to November each year and can also affect the eastern and southern USA with heavy rain, flooding and extremely high winds.

Citizens with plans to be in the affected region during this period should consider the need to travel based on information relating to extreme weather projections. Below are a number of website which may be of use in making your decision to travel.

Federal Emergency Management Agency's (FEMA)

US National Hurricane Center

World Meteorological Organisation

Travel Advice

You should follow the advice of the local authorities, evacuate when asked to do so, exercise caution & keep in contact with friends and family.

We would urge citizens to follow us on twitter @dfatravelwise for the latest travel updates and download the Departments Travel Advice App, TravelWise.  You should also give family and friends the address and telephone number of where you are staying, and call, text, or email them to let them know your plans if a hurricane or tropical storm is forecast to affect the area you are in.  We would also encourage you to let family and friends know you are safe after the storm has passed.

Irish citizens travelling or living overseas are encouraged to register their contact details with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade. When you register with the Department, it means that we have a record of your details.  The information will allow us to contact you, and provide assistance, if necessary and possible, you can register through the link below.

Citizen' Registration

Those with plans to travel to the region in the next few days should contact their airline and/or travel agent as many airports are closing and flights are being cancelled.

For information on severe weather systems affecting the USA and neighbouring regions, visit the website of the US National Hurricane Centre