FERMANAGH is set to be hit by the remnants of a category five hurricane this week. Weather warnings have been circulated as meteorologists predict the remnants of hurricane Lorenzo will hit west Ulster tomorrow and Friday.
A National Emergency Co-ordination Group scheduled a meeting yesterday afternoon to set plans in place to address the arrival of the hurricane.
Earlier this week Met Eireann said it was “seriously concerned” about the powerful hurricane in the central Atlantic which was making its way to the west coast of Ireland. It is predicted that it will bring strong winds, heavy rain and high sea levels.
Differing weather models predict the direction of Lorenzo will pass over Ireland. It is widely reported that it will hit Ireland by late Thursday overnight to Friday.
Yesterday afternoon Donegal Weather Channel issued an update which read, “The latest GFS has the centre of Lorenzo moving northwards up the west of Ireland and then over the northwest or off to the west of Donegal it takes a shape turn to the east then heads southeast taken the centre of the low across Donegal, over south Ulster and North Leinster losing strength as it moves overland.”
It is predicted that as it tracks closer to Ireland the hurricane will become a tropical storm. Suggestions have been made that there is the potential for strong winds and some very heavy rain as it arrives in Ireland.
Weather warnings are expected to be issued today (Wednesday).
Posted: 8:42 am October 2, 2019