Hurricane Lorenzo, strongest storm ever to hit the northeast Atlantic, threatens Ireland & UK
Based on current projections, the storm could spin north-east towards Ireland and the UK, bringing heavy wind and rains by Thursday evening, local time.
Well it’s official. #Lorenzo has made category 5 with 160 mph sustained winds. Crazy it made it almost ten degrees (600 miles) east of the previous easternmost cat 5 Hugo! https://t.co/u4tAWTcGMPpic.twitter.com/ifQ5TW3cPH— Eric Blake 🌀 (@EricBlake12) September 29, 2019
The US National Hurricane Center said on Sunday that the storm had reached category-5 strength, with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour (50 km/h). Lorenzo is expected to first come close to the Azores, an archipelago of small islands in the mid-Atlantic, before turning its sights north.
The storm should weaken as it travels, but forecasters are advising people who live in its probable path to carefully monitor its progress.
“Regardless of Lorenzo’s exact track near the Azores, strong winds are becoming increasingly likely on those islands Tuesday night and Wednesday and residents there should monitor the progress of the hurricane," the NHC warned.Also on rt.com Trump tweets PHOTO of lightning strike near Air Force One
Ireland’s national meteorological service said Saturday that there’s still a “margin of uncertainty” about the storm’s path and its likely impact on the country.
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