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14/10/17 11:30 – Update on #HurricaneOphelia this morning from Cork – All Things Weather:

#HurricaneOphelia is on the horizon this weekend, as it’s still on track to bring some very stormy weather during Monday and Tuesday. It will be an ex-hurricane at this point, but even so, hurricane-force windspeeds are still possible. Damaging winds, heavy rain and large seas are all likely.
The track is still uncertain, but the most likely scenario is for it to track up close to or over the west side of Ireland, then through into Scotland before clearing northeast and into the North Sea. It’s Ireland and Western Britain likely to be in the firing line first during Monday, with parts of Scotland and the far north of England coming into play after that but with the uncertainty, other regions could also be brought into it, so please stay tuned for updates.

Below is the current chart with the tracking of Ophelia


Image: NOAA

Update this morning, 13th October: On Monday, an Atlantic storm from the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia will move northwards close to Ireland. There is still a high degree of uncertainty regarding the exact track and evolution of the storm. However, storm force winds, heavy rain and high seas are threatened. Met Eireann will continue to monitor this storm and will issue appropriate warnings as required.


Met Éireann has issued a status yellow warning for Ireland.

  • Forecasters are stating that a combination of a vigorous Atlantic weather system and the remnants of #HurricaneOphelia will pass close to Ireland on Monday, and has the potential to be a high-impact event in parts of the country. There is a lot of uncertainty as to the exact evolution and movement of this weather system during the coming four days, but storm-force winds, outbreaks of heavy rain, and very high seas are threatened. Met Éireann will maintain a close watch on the evolution and issue further advisories and warnings as these are warranted.

Issued: Thursday 12 October 2017 14:00 
Valid: Thursday 12 October 2017 14:05 to Tuesday 17 October 2017 06:00


By Cork Safety Alerts

Administrator of Cork Safety Alerts.