Met Eireann has issued three separate weather warnings as Hurricane Lorenzo approaches Ireland.
A status orange wind warning is in place for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry and Limerick.
Meanwhile, a status yellow wind warning, and a status yellow rain warning, have been issued for the rest of the country.
By the time Lorenzo reaches Ireland, it’s expected to be a powerful storm, bringing with it heavy rain, strong winds and high seas.
The National Emergency Co-Ordination Group is meeting to discuss the measures that will need to be taken over the next few days.
Minister Eoghan Murphy says the storm will have a significant impact on coastal areas.