Met Office Update on Extra Tropical Ophelia
— Met Office (@metoffice) October 16, 2017
Another Roof Taken: Ophelia Is Deadly: Do Not Venture Out!
— Simon Coveney (@simoncoveney) October 16, 2017
Very Stormy in Kinsale Nr Cork
— Paul McCarthy (@fabmacca5) October 16, 2017
69mph Sustained & 97mph Gusts In Cork as Ophelia Makes Landfall
Widespread reports of power cuts, roof failures, significant structural damage and generally extremly dangerous weather conditions in the South of Ireland Cork Co especially. You should remain indoors, please.
Douglas Community School Roof Blown Off
Roof to Outbuilding Blown Off As Ophelia Strikes
— UK Weather Live (@UKWeatherLive) October 16, 2017
Wow! Ophelia Is Certainly Photogenic, But Deadly
Reports of Trees Down & Structural Damage in Cork
— Stephen Bowen (@steveb1916) October 16, 2017
— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) October 16, 2017
Latest Satellite Imagery of Ophelia just miles from making landfall as an powerful and violent Extra Tropical Storm
Tree Reported Down in Cork
— Cork Harbour Weather (@CorkHarbourWX) October 16, 2017
Latest Update from Cape Clear B&B on Island of Cork as Ophelia Nears
— capeclearb&b (@capeclearbnb) October 16, 2017
Latest Wind Gusts for Ireland as of 09:00am
|Sherkin (21 m)||63 mph|
|Mace Head (23 m)||58 mph|
|Waterford Airport (6 m)||61 mph|
|Cork Airport (162 m)||63 mph|
|Malin Head (25 m)||47 mph|
|Shannon Airport (20 m)||50 mph|
|Roches Point (41 m)||35 mph|
|Donegal Airport (9 m)||40 mph|
|Belmullet (10 m)||53 mph|
|Valentia (30 m)||58 mph|
|Ireland West Airport Knock (209 m)||43 mph|
We are receiving reports of a gust of 67mph across South West Ireland near Cork, this may be reflected in the next update.
Wind Gust Latest from Ireland
|Cork Airport (162 m)||54 mph|
|Shannon Airport (20 m)||38 mph|
|Waterford Airport (6 m)||37 mph|
First Report of Fallen Tree and It’s in Cork – Take Care!
— TheJournal.ie (@thejournal_ie) October 16, 2017
Ireland on Lock-down Following Ophelia
— Independent.ie (@Independent_ie) October 16, 2017
Ophelia Makes Approach to Southern Ireland
Ophelia has now transitioned from an ex hurricane into a powerful Extra Tropical Storm less than 100 miles off the South Coast of Ireland and is expected to make landfall in the next few hours.
Real-time observations provided by XC Weather shows the winds increasing in the South of Ireland as Ophelia is hours from landfall. Winds are expected to increase and become intense rapidly in the next several hours. Take care.
Sobering Word by Irish Authorities: Met Eireann Warn of Life Threatening Conditions
Irish Coast Guard Advisory: Stay Away from the Coast on Monday
— Irish Coast Guard (@IrishCoastGuard) October 15, 2017
Defence Briefing for Army Deployments as Ophelia Approaches
Col Dignam, Defence Forces, briefing on deployments in advance of tomorrow's Storm arrival pic.twitter.com/eJyqvo7CRE
— OEP (@emergencyIE) October 15, 2017
HWRF Hurricane Model Forecasting Direct Ophelia Landfall for Ireland
Ophelia will weaken but grow much larger as it approaches Europe.
Hurricane-force winds could affect the whole of Ireland and Scotland. pic.twitter.com/OjEEvqjQFY
— Eric Holthaus (@EricHolthaus) October 14, 2017
Hazards Guidance issued by the National Hurricane Center for Ireland for Monday
— Carlow Weather (@CarlowWeather) October 15, 2017
Amber Warning for Wind for Northern Ireland issued by the Met Office
— Met Office (@metoffice) October 15, 2017
Weather Sci Statement for Extreme Weather for S Ireland
DANGEROUS SITUATION STATEMENT for EIRE – EXTRA TROPICAL OPHELIA EXPECTED LANDFALL MON AM
There is now a high risk of severe disruption for Southern Ireland with Co Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Clare thought to be the worst affected by a powerful extra-tropical storm with hurricane force conditions expected across exposed Southern and Western coastlines on landfall.
Extra tropical storm conditions will begin to affect Southern Ireland from Monday AM peaking in intensity through Monday afternoon before transferring North to affect Northern Ireland later in the afternoon and evening on Monday.
Damaging winds of 70-80mph are expected with gusts in excess of 100mph possible across the highest ground. Severe disruption to transport networks, power utilities and damage to trees and buildings is expected. Advice would be to take immediate action to protect property and avoid venturing out on Monday.
Additional threats will be storm surge inundation with Co Kerry, Waterford, Cork and Wexford most likely to be worst affected by storm surge related coastal flooding. Marine conditions will be extremely dangerous and the coast should be avoided.
Elsewhere further North across remaining Co of Ireland severe conditions are expected with severe gales gusting 50-60mph quite widely, locally 70mph to lower ground. Storm force winds are likely across higher ground with gusts of 70-80mph possible. Some damage to trees and buildings is possible and some disruption to transport and power is anticipated.
Extra tropical Ophelia will be weakening rapidly as her wind-field extends into parts of Scotland, England and Wales during Monday evening and into Tuesday AM. Widespread gales are expected inland across Scotland, N England, locally severe or storm force to higher ground across North Wales. Gusts to 50-60mph are expected widely with isolated gusts to 70mph across Cumbria and higher ground across Scotland. Gusts in excess of 90mph are not ruled out across Capel Curig in N Wales and well renown exposed locations and higher terrain across Scotland.
Some minor disruption to transport and interruption to power is possible across worst affected parts of England, Scotland and Wales.
Please stay safe and refer to your local authorities for further advice on how to stay safe.
Statement from the National Emergency Coordination Group: Extra Tropical Ophelia
— Robbie Kane (@robbiekane74) October 15, 2017
Extra Tropical Ophelia: Strongest Storm Ireland Has Seen in 50 Years
— Irish Times Video (@irishtimesvideo) October 15, 2017
Opehlia Becomes Extra Tropical
Hurricane Ophelia has now interacted with the jet-stream and is currently in the process of transitioning into an Extra Tropical Storm. You will notice how the eye of the hurricane has filled in and Ophelia is now a spiralling mass of fast moving cloud.
Republic of Ireland has been put on red alert by the local weather authorities Met-Eireann as Ophelia is forecast to make landfall on Monday morning.
Highest Red Alert Issued from Met Eireann for Powerful Ophelia
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 14, 2017
The Weather Channel Warns of Extreme Weather for UK
— The Weather Channel (@weatherchannel) October 14, 2017
Latest Satellite Imagery of Hurricane Ophelia at 21:00 UTC
Image courtesy of EUMETSAT IR10.8 0 degree – showing Hurricane Ophelia as a powerful category 3 hurricane beginning to turn north.
Weather Sci Update: S Ireland will experience severe disruption
This is a graphic illustrating our current thoughts on those areas expected to be worst impacted by Ophelia. A graphic will be provided tomorrow to highlight the impact for England, Scotland and Wales. Severe disruption to travel networks, power supplies and damage to buildings and trees is expected, especially in the areas shown in red and dark orange.
Hurricane Ophelia: 5 Hours Ago (Satellite Imagery)
— Met Office Storms (@metofficestorms) October 14, 2017
This is Ophelia as a major category hurricane not far from the Azores islands. A scary image showing just how close a major hurricane is to the United Kingdom.
Ophelia: Is a rare event in the weather world
Extra tropical storm Ophelia is not being taken lightly by the Irish government agencies who are in open communication with the US NOAA Hurricane Center.
— NWS WPC (@NWSWPC) October 14, 2017
Talks are also happening with the Met Office who cover forecasts for N Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. The official guidance issued by the National Weather Service suggests a path that will take Ophelia just to the West of the West coast of Ireland, possibly making direct landfall.
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) October 14, 2017
Ophelia: Category 3 Hurricane
Ophelia was upgraded to a major category 3 hurricane by the NOAA National Hurricane Center in the US as she moves very close to the Azores islands. Notice how close Ophelia is to the Iberian coast and Ireland.
— NHC Atlantic Ops (@NHC_Atlantic) October 14, 2017
Ophelia will begin to shift increasingly ENE in the next 24 hours and is expected to make landfall across the S coast of Ireland sometime Monday morning.
We will provide important information with regards to Extra Tropical Ophelia in this live blog.