Azores Hurricane Warning

Azores - Hurricane Warning active:

The weather models are in agreement and the uncertainties are getting smaller. Hurricane Lorenzo gets dangerously close to the islands.

NOAA's National Hurricane Center has issued a hurricane warning for the Azores for Wednesday. The islands of Flores and Corvo are likely to hit particularly hard.

Also for the islands, Faial, Pico, Sao Jorge, Graciosa, Terceira applies a hurricane warning. For the islands of Sao Miguel and Santa Maria is a warning of a tropical storm.

The wind speeds will be just under 150 km / h to 200 km / h. Besides, waves with a height of more than 15 m must be expected.

The exceptional storm continues to Europe:

After the "Lorenzo" crossed the Azores, he moves on to the northeast and reaches Ireland by the direct route.

On the way there, Lorenzo will soon lose his hurricane status and hit the island as an extra-tropical hurricane on Thursday.

The exact train path is still fraught with some uncertainties. The storm will first pass the west coast and then change its course to the east.

Lorenzo then moves across Ireland. Wind gusts in full hurricane strength are possible on the west coast.

The wind speeds reach in places even 150 km / h. Thereafter, "Lorenzo" continues to weaken the British Isles.

It is already the second hurricane that comes so close to Europe. On October 16, 2017, former hurricane "Ophelia" raged over Ireland with wind speeds of more than 200 km / h.

This was an extreme event for the islanders, and now a similar storm is coming - though it may be a little weaker.


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