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South Armagh to be hit hard as Met Office issue Storm Lorenzo warning

The last throes of what was Hurricane Lorenzo are expected to bring gales to parts of Northern Ireland later today (Thursday).

The Met Office has issued a yellow warning, which is in force from 3pm to 10pm, with south Armagh expected to be hit hard by the high winds.

The storm is expected to bring gusts of up to 60mph in Northern Ireland, with winds increasing to 80mph in Ireland, according to Met Eireann.

Met Eireann has also issued an orange wind warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick for Thursday evening into early Friday morning.

As the first storm of the season and trees still in full leaf, it could mean a lot of disruption on the roads this evening and on Friday morning.

When it was a hurricane, Lorenzo was the most powerful ever recorded in the far east Atlantic but will have lost most of its power by the time it arrives on Thursday.

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