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Ophelia is expected to be a powerful extratropical cyclone with
hurricane force winds Monday while it moves near Ireland and the
United Kingdom. Direct impacts from wind and heavy rain in portions
of these areas are likely, along with dangerous marine conditions.
For more details on the magnitude, timing, and location of impacts
from post-tropical Ophelia, residents in Ireland should refer to
products issued by Met Eireann, and residents in the United Kingdom
should refer to products issued by the Met Office.
originally posted by: DISRAELI
a reply to: intrepid
There was this famously misleading weather forecast in 1987.
The storm which followed in a couple of hours, uprooting half the trees in southern England, was inevitably nicknamed "the Hurricane", even if it wasn't.
At least one person was reported dead after Ophelia, forecast to be the worst storm to hit Ireland since the 1960s, battered the island.
The Shakespearean tempest, a record-tying 10th straight storm to reach hurricane status, hit the country on Monday after weakening to a post-tropical cyclone in the north Atlantic.
However, wind gusts in coastal Cork reached 190 kilometers per hour (120 mph), the strength of a Category 3 hurricane, and one woman died when a tree fell on her car, the Irish Examiner reported.
Met Eireann, the Irish weather office, said that Ophelia will be the most intense weather event since Hurricane Debbie in 1961, when 15 people were killed.