Although Lorenzo has lost most of its tropical characteristics, it will still pack quite the punch in Ireland.
Today strong winds will arrive, as the outer rain-bands associated with Lorenzo cross the country. Strong to gale force and gusty southeast winds, especially in coastal areas with accompanying high seas.
The centre of Lorenzo will move on to the northwest coast later this evening resulting in gale force southwest winds with severe and damaging gusts in coastal counties of the southwest and west.
The severe westerly winds will continue tonight in western and southern regions with some further damaging gusts for a time, combined with very high seas. In contrast, winds will moderate considerably over northern and eastern parts overnight, as Lorenzo tracks southeastwards across the country and weakens. Heavy rain for a time, mainly over the northern half of the country, with localized flooding.
Lorenzo will leave the southeast of the country early on Friday morning as a substantially weakened storm.
By the time the storm reaches the United Kingdom it will be a typical fall system with rain and moderate wind.