Lorenzo Becomes Extratropical But Still Expected To Bring Winds And Rainfall To Ireland And Portions Of The United Kingdom

Post-Tropical Cyclone

Post-Tropical Cyclone

945 miles WSW of Cork Ireland



80 mph




NE at 43 mph

25.8W, 44.4N


At 1100 a.m. AST (1500 UTC), the center of Post-Tropical Cyclone Lorenzo was located near latitude 44.4 north, longitude 25.8 west. The post-tropical cyclone is moving toward the northeast near 43 mph (69 km/h). A continued fast motion toward the northeast is expected through Thursday morning. The cyclone is forecast to slow down and turn eastward and then southeastward Thursday night and Friday. On the forecast track, the center of post-tropical Lorenzo will move near western ireland on Thursday, then pass over ireland and england on Thursday night and Friday.

Maximum sustained winds are near 80 mph (130 km/h) with higher gusts. Only slow weakening is forecast during the next day or so, and the system is expected to be a strong extratropical cyclone when it approaches ireland Thursday afternoon and evening. A faster rate of weakening is expected when the cyclone moves over ireland and england.

Lorenzo is a very large cyclone. Hurricane-force winds extend outward up to 150 miles (240 km) from the center and tropical-storm- force winds extend outward up to 390 miles (630 km).

The estimated minimum central pressure is 962 mb (28.41 inches).


Watches and Warnings

Changes with this advisory:

The portuguese institute for the sea and the atmosphere has discontinued all warnings for the Azores.

Summary of watches and warnings in effect:

There are no coastal watches and warnings in effect.

Interests in ireland should monitor products issued by met eireann, and interests in the united kingdom should monitor products issued by the uk met office.


Land Hazards

For hazard information for Lorenzo in ireland and the united kingdom see products issued by met eireann and the united kingdom met office.

Surf: swells generated by Lorenzo have spread across much of the North Atlantic basin, and are affecting the east coast of the United States, Atlantic Canada, the Bahamas, portions of the greater and Lesser Antilles, the Azores, and portions of the coast of Europe. These swells are likely to cause life-threatening surf and rip current conditions. Please consult products from your local weather office.