Treacherous Weather Conditions

Lingua Habit Conversation Club, Treacherous Weather Conditions
Conversation Club, Treacherous Weather Conditions Lingua Habit

We discussed a short video on "Snow, ice and freezing fog warnings for Ireland", weather phenomena, driving conditions and directions.

Vocabulary focus - freezing fog, yellow warning, arctic air mass, wintry showers of hail, sleet and snow, frost, icy patches, freezing fog, icy roads, gritting, disruption to travel, mixed bag, gritting roads, side streets and foot paths, stay warm and well, wintry showers of rain, sleet or snow, higher ground, joy for others, flights canceled, de-icing planes, ice reforming on wings, significant delays.

  • "Most counties remain under weather warnings tonight, with a mixture of scattered sleet and showers as well as icy stretches and freezing fog adding to a day of travel disruption.
  • Met Éireann expects sharp frost and icy stretches to set in tonight night as temperatures dip to -4 degrees in places.
  • A Status Yellow freezing fog warning applies for all counties in the Republic of Ireland until midday tomorrow, causing potentially hazardous driving conditions.
  • That is coupled with a Status Yellow warning for ice in the same counties also in place until midday tomorrow."

Comprehension Questions

  • ⚠️ What 7 weather hazards (dangers) are expected this week?
  • What have city councils done, and what will they not do about the road weather conditions?
  • 👴🏻 What were the two messages for the old/elderly and vulnerable?
  • 🧭 What parts of the country are/will be most affected?
  • ✈️ What happened at the airport and why the cancellations?

Discussion Questions

  1. Should schools and public transport be closed during periods of extreme weather?
  2. Are current government initiatives to combat dangerous road conditions effective?
  3. Are the public adequately informed about the risks of travelling during icy conditions?
  4. Should the government introduce more stringent measures to ensure public safety in extreme weather?
  5. What more can be done to help vulnerable and isolated members of society during periods of extreme weather?
  6. Is the current infrastructure in Ireland prepared to cope with the increasingly unpredictable weather patterns?

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