Storm Lorenzo update for Limerick

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

Met Éireann has issued an ORANGE Wind Warning for Limerick.

The warning is valid between Thursday 03 Oct from 6pm to Friday 04 Oct at 3am.

Limerick City and County Council are monitoring the situation closely.

Due to wind and heavy rainfall there is a chance of flooding in locations with temporary flood defences being deployed.

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.

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In addition, there are two YELLOW warnings from wind and rain affecting the whole country.