Status Orange weather warning for Limerick

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A status red weather alert is now in place across the country

A status orange weather warning is in place for Limerick as Storm Lorenzo is expected to make land Thursday evening.

The warning is also in place for Galway, Kerry Mayo, Clare and Cork.

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.