Thursday, October 03, 2019

Extra-Tropical Storm Lorenzo

Storm Lorenzo is expected to hit the Republic of Ireland later today. Storm Lorenzo contains the remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo, the most powerful hurricane that has ever been recorded in the far east Atlantic.

Met Éireann has issued an orange warning of very strong winds in Galway, Mayo, Clare, Kerry and Limerick. Winds of up to 140 kilometers an hour are expected. Storm surges are also expected to produce coastal flooding and damage. The rest of the country currently has a yellow wind warning. The UK Met Office expects the affect of the storm on the UK will be minimal but has issued yellow wind warnings for Northern Ireland and parts of south west England and south Wales.

You can view some powerful visualizations of Storm Lorenzo on the Earth and Windy interactive maps. These two real-time animated maps visualize real-time wind and rain conditions across the world. Currently both maps show the strong winds produced by Storm Lorenzo closing in on the western coast of Ireland.

Storm Lorenzo is also a major danger to shipping. You can see on MarineTraffic that there is currently a Lorenzo shaped hole in shipping traffic off the coast of Ireland as most boats understandably try to avoid the storm.

No comments: