Kestrel Forestry Services

Red Status Fire Alert Until May 8

May 02, 2017

Fire Danger Notice 08 of 2017  Issue date: 02 MAY 2017@1200hrs  
Forest Fire Danger Rating Condition RED – Extreme Fire Risk  Take Immediate Action 
Warning Effective From  1200hrs 04/05/2017  Effective Period Expires 1200hrs 08/05/2017  
A ‘Type A’ high pressure system associated with extreme fire risk potential is currently located North-East of Scotland and is likely to induce moderate to fresh low-humidity airflows over Ireland in coming days. These easterly airflows are forecast to coincide with relatively high temperatures and periods of sunshine. Fine Fuel Moisture Code levels are currently above 85 and may rise beyond this level further. This type of pattern has previously been associated with extreme fire events under Irish conditions.  Projected Initial Spread Index values are also in the very high range, indicating a strong potential for rapid fire spread in fine fuel types where ignitions take place in typical upland fuels. This risk condition is currently forecast to be a major threat until 8/5/17.. 
Pending further review , this risk condition will remain in place until 1200hrs on Sunday, May 8, 2017 and will revert to Condition ORANGE at this point until further notice.  

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