First things first: It’s pronounced Hor-hay.
Now that’s settled, we can tell you that Met Éireann is predicting a weekend of heavy rain across Munster as Storm Jorge, named by the Spanish Met Office, heads our way.
Two Status Yellow weather alerts (wind and rainfall) have been issued for seven counties including Cork this afternoon, with “rainfall accumulations of 20 to 30mm expected during Friday and Saturday generally but 40 to 50mm in parts of Kerry, with a continuing risk of flooding due to already saturated ground and elevated river levels.”
The worst of the wind will affect Cork between Saturday morning at around 9am until Saturday afternoon at 3pm.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) February 27, 2020
“A band of very strong winds, associated with storm Jorge (Hor-hay) will extend across the country during Saturday morning and persist through the rest of the day and into the night.” say forecasters.
“Southwest veering westerly winds of mean speeds 50 to 65km/h with gusts of 90 to 110km/h expected.”