Lorenzo to hit Ireland. Severe Wind Warning in effect for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick

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    As the Post-Tropical Cyclone Lorenzo is heading towards Ireland (and United Kingdom), Met Éireann, the national meteorological service in Ireland, has issued several warnings. The Met Éireann's warnings are available directly on Windy, specifically on our Weather Warnings map.

    National Warnings

    Status Orange - (Severe) Wind warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick

    Southwesterly winds veering westerly will reach mean speeds 65 to 80km/h with gusts generally of 100 to 130km/h, higher in coastal regions.

    Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage.

    Valid: Thursday 03 October 2019 18:00 to Friday 04 October 2019 03:00

    Status Yellow - (Moderate) Wind warning for Ireland

    Southeasterly winds later veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds 50 to 65km/h with gusts to 100km/h resulting in some disruptive impacts.

    Valid: Thursday 03 October 2019 09:00 to Friday 04 October 2019 06:00

    Status Yellow - (Moderate) Rainfall warning for Ireland

    Spells of heavy rain (in excess of 50mm in parts of the west and northwest) will result in some flooding.

    Valid: Thursday 03 October 2019 09:00 to Friday 04 October 2019 09:00

    Marine Warnings

    Status Orange - (Severe) Gale Warning

    Southeast gales or strong gales on Thursday morning on all Irish Coastal Waters and on the Irish Sea, veering southwest and reaching storm force at times in the west.

    Issued: Wednesday 02 October 2019 15:00


    Status: Yellow (Moderate)

    The effects of Storm Lorenzo will begin to be felt across Ireland from Thursday morning, easing Friday morning. The main impacts will include disruptive winds, falling trees and flooding.

    In early October, trees are mostly in full leaf with a large surface area, so even moderate strength winds can bring down weakened trees and/or tree limbs. In addition, some trees may be compromised due to saturated soils at the moment, and with more rain forecast with Storm Lorenzo some disruption due to falling trees/branches is likely. Heavy rain, coupled with falling leaves may block drains and gullies, leading to surface flooding.


    Storm Lorenzo will produce significant swell, high waves and sizeable storm surges. This will lead to wave overtopping, some coastal flooding and damage, especially along western and southern coasts.

    Surface Flooding

    Saturated soils and the expected heavy/thundery rainfall may lead to surface flooding.


    River levels are currently elevated across the country and the rainfall may lead to river flooding, especially in parts of the midlands and west. River levels will continue to rise after Storm Lorenzo has passed

    Valid: Thursday 03 October 2019 09:00 to Friday 04 October 2019 09:00

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