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Fire Danger Notice 08 of 2017
Issue date: 02 APRIL 2017@1200hrs


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 peak between Thursday 04/02/2017 and Saturday 07/02/2017.

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