Hurricane Ophelia is set to hit Ireland and the UK

Hurricane Ophelia is set to reach Ireland on Monday.
Hurricane Ophelia is set to reach Ireland on Monday.

The weather this weekend is expected to be warm and dry with temperatures reaching 20 degrees, but it looks like it will be the calm before the storm.

The 10th hurricane of the season is the most unusual, as it has formed so far north it will move west instead of the usual eastern path towards the Caribbean and the America.

Ophelia is now officially classed as a hurricane, the first time since 1893 ten straight tropical storms have reached hurricane strength.

The storm will hit Ireland on Monday and, although the classification is expected to be reduced from a tropical storm, it will still have very strong winds.

The centre of the hurricane is set to move up the west of Ireland at lunchtime on Monday.Met Eireann suggests that it will be a stormy day for Monday but it's too early to confirm the path of the Atlantic storm system.

 

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