The weather warnings for Hurrican Lorenzo are to be announced at 10am this morning.
The National Emergency Co-Ordination Group is to meet again this morning as Hurricane Lorenzo makes its way towards Ireland.
It's currently crossing the Atlantic in a north-eastward direction and is forecast to hit our shores tomorrow as a powerful storm.
Met Eireann released a weather advisory yesterday for high seas, severe winds and heavy rain expected, as it tracks close to or over Ireland later on Thursday and early Friday.
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"We will more than likely be going orange for a number of hours, from Kerry up to Leitrim and perhaps Donegal as well," said Evelyn Cusack, Head of Forecasting at Met Eireann.
"You can consider the south-west, west and perhaps north-west as well. Orange impacts for coastal inundations and there could be some trees down right across the country."
Housing Minister, Eoghan Murphy said, "Met Eireann will be updating their weather advisory from yesterday, given what they've seen from their modelling over the course of last night and into this morning.
"And when they have that advice we will convene again as the National Emergency Co-Ordination Group and all relevant stakeholders, to then see what actions we need to take on foot of that updated advice.
"We'll be able to give more accurate information to the public as to what precautions they might need to take over the course of Thursday afternoon and potential Friday morning.
"We'll be able to get the relevant parts of government and local authority into position depending on how we think the storm is going to his. Those crisis teams are now in place, they're on standby. When we have the meeting later on today, we'll then need to know how we need to activate them across the country."