Tail end of record breaking hurricane ‘Lorenzo’ could hit Ireland this week

The remnants of a record-breaking hurricane could hit parts of Ireland later this week.

Met Éireann has issued an advisory to say the exact track and severity of the system once it nears land is still uncertain.

Overnight the hurricane reached category 5 status but that has dropped back to a 4 classification.

Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann, Evelyn Cusack, says the tail-end of the hurricane may not reach Ireland until late in the week