Met Éireann launch their weather warning service just in time for Storm Lorenzo’s arrival! In early September 2019, Met Éireann softly launched their weather warning alerting service via the latest updates to their Apple and Android Apps. The service was developed by JBA Software and within weeks of its launch Storm Lorenzo arrived in Ireland.
On 2 October 2019, prior to Lorenzo’s arrival Met Éireann issued orange wind warnings for six counties on the western coast and yellow wind for the remaining counties of Ireland. This was followed by yellow rain warnings for Connacht, Leinster, Cavan, Monaghan and Donegal. Lorenzo delivered peak gusts of 66mph, loss of power to thousands of homes and river and coastal flooding over 3 and 4 October 2019. During this period we were heavily monitoring the performance of the service and watched while it delivered 80,000 push notifications to the Met Éireann Apps, notifying the public of the latest weather warnings in real time.
A formal launch of the service by Met Éireann will follow soon, with the addition of email and SMS notification channels and we expect demand for the service to increase significantly. Our AWS infrastructure running the service is architected to be highly available so look out Storm Atiyah, Storm Brendan, Storm Ciara, Storm Dennis… we are ready for you.
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