Met Éireann has issued a serious of weather warnings as Hurricane Lorenzo approaches Ireland.
It has warned that storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage.
Status orange wind warning
A status orange wind warning is valid for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick from 6 pm tomorrow (Thursday, October 3rd), until 3 am on Friday (October 4th).
“South-westerly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds of 65-80km/hr, with gusts generally of 100-130km/hr, higher in coastal regions.”
Status yellow wind warning
A status yellow wind warning has been issued for the entire country.
Valid from 9 am tomorrow (Thursday, October 3rd) until 6 am on Friday (October 4th), south-easterly winds veering south-westerly will reach mean speeds of 50-65km/h with gusts up to 100km/h, resulting in “some disruptive impacts”.
Status yellow rainfall warning
Meanwhile, a status yellow rainfall warning will come into effect from 9 am tomorrow (Thursday, October 3rd) until 8 am on Friday (October 4th).
“Spells of heavy rain (in excess of 50mm in parts of the west and north-west) will result in some flooding.”