A Late Afternoon Look at Lorenzo

| October 1, 2019 @ 4:24 pm

Hurricane Lorenzo is over 2,300 miles away from the U.S. East Coast, but it is still interesting because it is threatening both the Azores and the U.K.

The hurricane still has top winds of 100 mph and an estimated central pressure of 960 millibars.

It will brush the Azores tonight, with its large wind field bringing tropical storm conditions to the islands tonight and early tomorrow.

After that, it will become extratropical late tomorrow night, but the storm will still be very powerful as it directly impacts Ireland

Met éireann, the Irish Meteorological Service, says that it is tracking Lorenzo. Here is their official national forecast:
Thursday: Though there is still uncertainty regarding the exact track of Lorenzo, there is a high probability that it could track close to or over Ireland in a weakened form, bringing strong winds, southeasterly initially, veering westerly and strengthening further, with a risk of severe winds developing later Thursday and Thursday night, depending on the track. Spells of rain also, with high seas and swells. However, the details of the forecast may change.

From the Met Office in the U.K.:
Chief Meteorologist at the Met Office, Dan Suri said: “There has been considerable uncertainty over the potential track of Lorenzo after it passes The Azores. However we are now increasingly confident the remnants of Lorenzo will move towards the UK, bringing a spell of wet and very windy weather to western parts on Thursday and Friday.

“At the moment the strongest winds are expected in western Ireland, with a risk of coastal gales developing in Northern Ireland and western Scotland on Thursday and Wales and south-west England on Friday. Ex-Lorenzo will also bring spells of heavy rain to north-western parts of the UK through Thursday and Friday, particularly in Northern Ireland, western Scotland, central England and Wales.

“Our advice is to pay close attention to the weather forecast over the next couple of days and to keep an eye out for any weather warnings that may be issued in your area.”

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