Hurricane Ophelia Is Set To Hit Ireland

Hurricane Ophelia Is Set To Hit Ireland
 Nelius Stackpoole
Nelius Stackpoole

12 Oct 2017

Hurricane Ophelia is on the way and is expected to hit in the next 48 hours.  

It is expected Ophelia will hit Irish shores sometime on Monday and will bring a lot of warm air towards us.

This weekend temperatures are set to climb by 6 degrees. Some are predicting that the temperature will reach upwards of 20 degrees Celsius this weekend very strange for this time of year.

According to the website Mashable Hurricane Ophelia has formed:

"Well outside what meteorologists refer as the "main development region," where most hurricanes form in the Atlantic."

Eleanor Bell from the weather channel says:

“Latest model guidance is indicating Ophelia will move in from the Azores across the Biscay area around Sunday and move on towards Britain early next week.

A statement posted to the Met Eireann Website states:

"Saturday will be a generally cloudy day for many, with showers at times and possibly longer spells of rain along the west coast, there'll be some brighter spells during the afternoon away from coastal areas of the west and south.

"Winds will be light to moderate from a southerly direction and temperatures will be higher than usual for the time of year, possibly reaching 20C in any longer spells of sunshine.