Impact of Storm Lorenzo expected to decay by the time it hits locally
Storm Lorenzo is poised to hit Ireland today with a orange weather warning in place for six counties and a yellow warning in place nationwide.
While people are urged to be cautious, local forecaster Louth Weather expects the storm to decay as it crosses Ireland meaning the impact of Lorenzo on Co Louth will be minimal at best hopefully.
In an update last night, Louth Weather said: “Computer models continue to show Storm Lorenzo tracking up along Ireland’s west coast before taking a right turn and crossing Ireland. The forecasts of central pressure continue to rise, indicating the storm will decay quicker than originally expected.
“I have attached two GFS predictions for Friday morning. These computer models are produced every six hours and these two are 18 hours apart. You can see just how much the storm is expected to have filled / weakened (by 20hPa) before it reaches us.
“Winds will continue to increase today with peak gusts late afternoon of 70kph. They should ease off this evening. The morning will be cloudy but mostly dry. Rain arriving early afternoon will continue into Thursday night and may lead to localised flooding as much of the ground is already saturated.”
A further update is expected this morning.