Hurricane Ophelia moving northeast in the Atlantic

Elias Hubbard
October 12, 2017

"Ophelia is moving toward the northeast near 3mph (6km/h)".

Hurricane Ophelia is crossing the Atlantic Ocean and could bring wet weather and gusts of up to 70mph when it hits Britain's shores. It is moving northeast at about 3 miles per hour but is expected to increase its speed Friday.

Tropical storm force winds will hit Ireland and the south-west coast of Britain on Monday morning at 1am BST, reaching the northern-most tip of Scotland by 1pm.

Hurricane Ophelia is expected to move towards Europe in the days ahead, Silverang said. However, the NHC said it would be downgraded to a storm by then.

Before the tropical storm lands, it is predicted to push a band of warm air towards us first. It is important to note we are still a week out and the models will likely vary in exact timing and position of Ophelia over the next few forecast runs.

"Temperature wise we could see mid 20s mainly across southern United Kingdom on Monday so there should be some quite decent weather", the Met Office said. "However, temperatures are still set to be one or two degrees above normal".

The storm will not pose a threat to the United States, WINK meteorologist Brooke Silverang said.

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