Hurricane Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia

Thu, 12/10/2017 - 13:34
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Hurricane Ophelia is currently crossing the Atlantic Ocean and may bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph to the British Isles. The remnants of Ophelia look set to reach the UK on Monday, where the west of the country will see the worst of the weather and the most disruption.

Met Office forecaster Alex Burkhill said: "Ophelia became a hurricane overnight and the forecast track takes it eastwards towards Iberia for the weekend. After that, indications are that by that point it will then have weakened and be no longer a hurricane or tropical storm, it will be extratropical."

Coincidentally, the storm coincides with the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987 – read more here >>