Extreme Weather Events

Extreme weather events can cause public health risks so it is important to plan for such events to protect health when the weather is extreme.    

During extreme weather events, Consultants and Specialists in Public Health Medicine carry out public health risk assessments at local and national level in order to identify the relevant risks in the context of the events, which may be changing quickly.  Then we provide health advice based on that risk assessment.

Our health advice for the main types of extreme weather events in Ireland has been moved to the Health Protection Surveillance Centre website. Please visit www.hpsc.ie/a-z/environmentandhealth/severeweatherevents/ (opens in new window) for health advice relating to weather events like flooding, cold weather and heatwaves.

Updated 31/05/2024