In less than 24 hours Ophelia will be making its presence felt across the UK & in particular Ireland where the Southern most coastal regions can expect winds to top 100MPH!
The whole of Ireland will see potentially damaging wind speeds with Trees, Fences, Tiles and other loose objects likely to be victim to the ferocious winds with residents urged to ensure all loose garden furniture, Pots, chairs etc etc are taken in.
Yesterday Met Eireann took the step of issuing a red warning for the storm that could be the most powerful to hit the UK in 30 years.
The statement from them reads as follows:
Wind Warning for Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork and Kerry
Hurricane Ophelia is expected to transition to a post tropical storm as it approaches our shores on Monday bringing severe winds and stormy conditions . Mean wind speeds in excess of 80 km/h and gusts in excess of 130km/h are expected, potentially causing structural damage and disruption, with dangerous marine conditions due to high seas and potential flooding.
Saturday 14 October 2017 13:18
Monday 16 October 2017 09:00 to Tuesday 17 October 2017 03:00