Dublin City Council today unveiled contingency plans to ensure the homeless have access to shelter as Met Éireann has issued a ‘status yellow’ high temperature warning for Ireland, which comes into effect tomorrow.
The forecaster said exceptionally warm weather will occur over Ireland on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, with daytime temperatures ranging from 25C to 30C in general and potentially up to 32C in some places on Monday.
Nighttime temperatures range between 15°C and 20°C.
The panel warned that impacts could include heat stress, particularly for the more vulnerable populations, a high UV index from the sun and the risk of water-related incidents.
The nationwide warning goes into effect at 6 a.m. Sunday and lasts until 9 p.m. Tuesday.
Meanwhile, Dublin City Council, as the leading statutory authority in the Dublin area, is coordinating action to ensure vulnerable homeless people are protected for the duration of an extreme weather event.
“In response to the heat warning expected in the coming days, arrangements have been made with service providers to ensure temporary housing remains available to all who wish to access it,” the council said.
The DRHE funded Dublin Street Outreach Service and Housing First Intake Team (provided by the Dublin Simon & Peter McVerry Trust) will be looking into those at risk of sleeping poorly to provide housing for all who need it.
The teams will ensure the distribution of water and sunscreen, the council said in a statement
Met Éireann said the highest temperatures today will be between 19 and 26C, warmest in the Midlands with light, southerly or variable breezes.
Temperatures will not drop below 13°C and 17°C tonight.
Tomorrow will be “very warm and dry with widespread hazy sunshine.” Highest temperatures range from 22°C to 28°C, with the Midlands set to experience the warmest temperatures.
An overview for the coming days shows that the hot spell will continue through the weekend and early next week, with daytime temperatures widely reaching the mid to high 20’s and possibly the low 30’s. It will also be very warm at night, especially on Monday night.
Temperatures on Monday could reach as high as 32C in some parts of the East and Midlands.
Tuesday will remain very warm in parts of the East and Midlands with afternoon temperatures reaching 27C. It’s getting cooler along the West Coast with highs of just 18C.
Very warm conditions will come to an end on Wednesday as temperatures return to more typical levels with highs of 15C to 19C.
https://www.independent.ie/news/contingency-plans-put-in-place-for-homeless-people-amid-status-yellow-heat-warning-as-temperatures-could-reach-32c-41844699.html Contingency plans for the homeless have been put in place amid the Status Yellow heat warning as temperatures could reach 32C