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Status Yellow wind warning as Storm Lorenzo approaches Ireland

The path of Storm Lorenzo according to the US National Hurricane Centre

A Status Yellow wind warning has been issued across the country from 9am tomorrow (Thursday) to 6am Friday morning.

Separately, a yellow rainfall warning has also been issued nationwide and will be in place from 9am tomorrow until 9am Friday morning.

The West of Ireland is set to experience the worst of the storm while Laois is expected to be hit in the coming days.

The news came following a meeting of the state’s National Emergency Coordination Group (NECG).

Met Eireann said the possibility of the storm arriving in Ireland is very high and will result in high seas levels, heavy rain and severe winds resulting in possible flooding in places.

While the hurricane weakened as it crossed the Atlantic ocean, Housing, Planning and Local Government Minister, Eoghan Murphy described the storm as possibly being “ferocious” and “very dangerous” as the result of falling trees may cause damage.

Elsewhere, a status Orange weather warning has been given to Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.

The NECG is set to offer safety advice this afternoon on the appropriate actions to take throughout the storm.

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Aedín graduated from University of Limerick with a degree in Journalism and New Media. She is a proud Townie with a passion for all things sports and doesn't like to speak about the 2016 blip in Portlaoise's bid to 10-in-a-row.