Weather warnings issued as Hurricane Lorenzo approaches


A status orange wind warning has been issued

Weather warnings issued as Hurricane Lorenzo approaches

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A status orange wind warning has been issued

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.”

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