Met Éireann issues wind and rainfall warnings for Carlow with Storm Lorenzo to hit hard

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Met Éireann has issued Status Yellow wind and rainfall warning

Met Éireann has issued a Status Yellow wind and rainfall warning for Ireland on Thursday and Friday.

The wind warning is valid from 9am on Thursday until 6am on Friday. 

Southeasterly winds later veering southwesterly will reach mean speeds 50 to 65km/h with gusts to 100km/h resulting in "some disruptive impacts".

The rainfall warning for Ireland predicts spells of heavy rain (in excess of 50mm in parts of the west and northwest) which will result in some flooding.

The rainfall warning is valid from Thursday 9am until Friday at 9am.

A Status Orange wind warning has been issued for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick from 6pm on Thursday to 3am on Friday morning. 

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.