Met Éireann issue three weather warnings as Storm Lorenzo nears Ireland 4 months ago

Met Éireann issue three weather warnings as Storm Lorenzo nears Ireland

Better take note.

Met Éireann have issued three fresh weather warnings as Storm Lorenzo is set to near Ireland on Thursday.

A status orange wind warning has been put in place for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick. It comes into effect at 6pm on Thursday, October 3 and ends at 3am on Friday morning.

A weather forecaster warned of southwesterly winds veering westerly, which will reach average speeds of 65 to 80 km/h, with gusts generally of 100 to 130 km/h.

"Storm surges will produce coastal flooding and damage," the Met Éireann spokesperson said.

Meanwhile, a status yellow wind warning and a status yellow rainfall warning are both in place for all of Ireland.

They come into effect at 9am on Thursday, October 3 - the wind warning ends at 6am on Friday morning, while the rainfall warning is in place until 9am on Friday.

"Southeasterly winds later veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds 50 to 65km/h with gusts to 100km/h resulting in some disruptive impacts," the Met Éireann spokesperson said of the wind warning.

And the rain warning will see spells of heavy rain - in excess of 50mm in some parts of the northwest and west - which will result in some flooding.