Cork County Council have started to take precautions ahead of Storm Lorenzo reaching the coast announcing that in the interests of safety, the Dursey Cable Car will be closed to the public on Thursday, October 3rd and Friday, October 4th.
A yellow and orange warning has been issued, with the whole country on alert.
Storm Lorenzo will contain the remnants of Hurricane Lorenzo, which has been moving north-east through the northern Atlantic passing close to the Azores.
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".
People are being warned to stay away from coastal areas for the duration of the weather alerts.
Now to the southwest of the Azores, Lorenzo is the strongest hurricane to have been recorded so far east in the Atlantic.
An orange storm warning is in place for those countries from 6pm Thursday.
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With high tides tomorrow evening, storm surges may result in coastal flooding and damage.
Met Eireann have said that the impact of the storm will vary from area to area, urging people to follow the advice of local authorities and take all necessary precautions.
A status yellow rain warning is also in effect from Thursday morning until Friday at 9am.
When Lorenzo reaches Ireland and the United Kingdom later this week, it will have developed into a "post-tropical (or extratropical) storm", Miller added, meaning it will have lost some of the meteorological characteristics that classify a storm as a hurricane, or tropical storm. Some trees may be compromised due to saturated soils at the moment, and with more rain forecast with Storm Lorenzo some disruption due to falling trees/branches is likely.
Lorenzo started lashing the Azores Islands with heavy rains, highly effective winds and excessive waves within the early hours of this morning, however authorities say that thus far exclusively minor harm has been performed.
Temperatures are forecast to reach 15C on Thursday and up to 18C on Friday.
Lorenzo lashed the mid-Atlantic Azores Islands overnight with heavy rain, powerful winds and high waves. It looks set to be dry at first on Friday night but outbreaks of rain will move in from the southwest later.