It was packing 60 miles per hour winds.
The tropical storm is now churning through the Atlantic Ocean around 715 miles (1,145 km) north-west of Portugal's Azores with maximum sustained winds of 45mph, according to the US-based National Hurricane Center.
Experts at the Met Office are warning that the coming days could be marred by stormy weather conditions thanks to Storm Ernesto, which formed in the North Atlantic near the east coast of America on Tuesday.
"The track will see it head for Ireland Saturday night but at present it is forecast very breezy with some rain".
McGivern said: "It will be a fresh start as we begin Friday".
If Lane maintains a more westward trajectory like Hector did, it may pass far enough south of the islands to cause only showers, high surf and rip currents.
We can expect heavy downpours and lots of humidity.
A southwards shift in the jet stream has allowed low pressure from the Atlantic Ocean to unleash cooler and wetter weather across the UK.
As of 5 p.m. today, the center of Lane was about 1,780 miles east southeast of Hilo.
Wind is expected across northern parts with spells of rain, mainly in the west. Winds will also be strong over Scotland and Northern Ireland.
This will then turn heavier and more persistent through the afternoon, with a maximum temperature of around 20 °C.
Temperatures are forecasted to reach the mid-20s on Saturday, though they could climb to as high as 25 degrees in parts of the south and south-east.