Lorenzo left us in peace

Well, those waiting for Lorenzo sure had to wait! 😀 At least here in the south. We had a very windy and rainy morning, but after lunch it calmed down and then we didn’t see more of Lorenzo. In the evening we even had some sunshine! The temperature is nice too, since he brought some warm air from the tropics.

Tuesday night I had a really bad feeling, and all forecasts looked quite rough, for both the southern coast and up along the north-western coast. But it seemed Lorenzo looked at county Cork from the sea and decided not to visit.

The storm circulated in the sea outside Ireland for a long time, and didn’t really hit land until around midnight if I’m correct.

People on social media are whining as usual – that the safety coordination services overhyped. And I get that – it’s not good to have lots of warnings and then nothing happens, people may lose respect for future warnings. But the truth is that the storm could have it Ireland very violently. Now it didn’t – and that’s a GOOD thing.

This morning it’s a bit windy but nice and sunny here. I’ve followed the news and understand it hasn’t been so bad up north either, they have seen worse. However, lots of people are without power in county Galway, and there are floodings in Donegal.

As for the two of us, we’re now leaving Lorenzo behind, and will instead focus on the Cork folk festival that goes on this weekend. Tonight we’re going to see Andy Irvine – in case you didn’t know, he was one of the main people behind the band Planxty, he plays mandolin and bouzouki, and is a brilliant singer & songwriter. I’m really looking forward to seeing him!

2 comments on “Lorenzo left us in peace”

  • Kirsten

    I am happy to hear Lorenzo left you guys in peace and that you just had some wind and rain. We have had a few bad storms this year. We had a visit from Hurricane Dorian September 7th and it left us without power for 4 days and some areas (closer to where I work) for over a week. Then we had some other storms as well. Dorian toppled a crane in Halifax, left my area with a ton of downed trees and power lines of which are still not permanantly fixed. I read Lorenza left the Azores with a lot of damage as well. Here’s hoping winter wont be a bad one for either of us!

    • Susanne

      It’s good to see you around, Kirsten! Yes, Lorenzo caused quite a disaster at the Azores and it was very scary those days before he was supposed to hit, nobody knew how bad it was going to get, since that kind of powerful storm never has been so far north before. I know about Dorian, people I know had to evacuate, they live in North Carolina. I also hope for a decent winter! Here we’re now expecting temperatures to drop even worse (it’s been 0 – 3 degrees the last week and quite horrible weather with heavy rain and wind) and they speak of a storm soon. I hope it won’t be too bad for next weekend, we’re going to Dublin for a whiskey event.


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