Hurricane Ophelia meandering in the Atlantic

Oct 13, 2017, 00:08
Hurricane Ophelia meandering in the Atlantic

There's still a good amount of uncertainty in Ophelia's long range track forecast.

Mr Burkhill said cold sea temperatures mean Ophelia will not be strong enough to be categorised as a hurricane when it hits Britain.

"We're looking at the possibility of stormy weather coming our way early next week - Sunday night, Monday, maybe even into Tuesday morning - with the remnants of a hurricane or tropical storm Ophelia wrapped up in it".

Hurricane Ophelia continues to slowly drift to the northeast over the northeastern Atlantic.

The center of the storm will remain well offshore but high wind, heavy rain, and damaging surf will all be possible along the Iberian Peninsula.

With maximum sustained winds of 85 mph, Ophelia is roughly 725 miles southwest of the Azores in the northeastern Atlantic Ocean.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, though forecasters say residents of the eastern Azores should keep an eye on the storm. The last time a season produced 10 consecutive hurricanes was in 1893, according to Colorado State University meteorologist Phil Klotzbach - a period when tracking hurricanes largely relied on ships and barometric readings.

Hurricane Ophelia is set to batter Britain over the weekend Will Hurricane Ophelia hit Britain?

Ireland's weather service, Met Eireann, said the system "has the potential to be a high-impact event in parts of the country" and issued a severe weather advisory for the area.

The Met Office said: "Western parts of the United Kingdom will see the strongest winds, with gusts within the region of 60-65mph potentially on Monday".

YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE
  • College Kids Can Now Use Amazon Prime at a Steep Discount

    College Kids Can Now Use Amazon Prime at a Steep Discount

    And more trusting parents can elect to sidestep the per-item approval process and simply set an overall maximum budget. Their credit card information will be hidden on the teen accounts, as will their purchase and browsing histories.
    Cowboys owner draws sharp response from National Football League  players' union

    Cowboys owner draws sharp response from National Football League players' union

    The Dallas Cowboys' 35-31 loss to Green Bay seemed to have left team owner Jerry Jones in a particularly sour mood Sunday evening. Then, they locked arms and stood while Jordin Sparks sang the national anthem. "My dad is a master sergeant, he's a Marine.
    Neymar's Promise to Bring Lionel Messi and Argentina to Russia Next Summer

    Neymar's Promise to Bring Lionel Messi and Argentina to Russia Next Summer

    As things stand, those two matches would take place in Wellington on November 8 with the return in Buenos Aires on November 15. In addition, a Brazil victory against Chile could aid Argentina in possibly grabbing an automatic qualification spot.
  • Open-ocean wind farms

    Open-ocean wind farms

    "On an annual mean basis, the wind power available in the North Atlantic could be sufficient to power the world". In the search for alternative energies, wind turbines have presented as a possible replacement for fossil fuels.
    S.Korea, US to hold vice-ministerial strategic dialogue next week

    S.Korea, US to hold vice-ministerial strategic dialogue next week

    More recently, Seoul accused North Korea of having hacked, stolen and leaked sensitive military secrets and Seoul-Washington war plans.
    Snapchat Context Cards offer up more information about the Snaps you see

    Snapchat Context Cards offer up more information about the Snaps you see

    You will be able to book a table through the app partnered with Bookatable and hail a ride through the app partnered with Uber. Snapchat, which boasts a young-skewing audience, averaged 173 million daily users worldwide in the second quarter.
  • Amazon's new Kindle Oasis offers IPX8 waterproofing and Audible support

    Amazon's new Kindle Oasis offers IPX8 waterproofing and Audible support

    More appealing to my eyes are the water-safe fabric covers, though, in tactile Indigo, Sandstone, or charcoal. In 2009, The New York Times asked Amazon CEO Bezos about the difficulty of reading a Kindle in the bath.
    Kate dresses tiny bump in Temperly dress at palace reception

    Kate dresses tiny bump in Temperly dress at palace reception

    It has not yet been announced how many weeks Catherine is into pregnancy, but she is rumoured to give birth in April next year. An aide revealed tonight that the duchess is still suffering from hyperemesis gravidarum but said her condition is improving.
    Liverpool Rocked By Huge Injury Blow

    Liverpool Rocked By Huge Injury Blow

    The Premier League giants have confirmed that as such the former Southampton winger is looking at up to six weeks out of action. Liverpool have announced that Sadio Mane could be out for up to six weeks after picking up an injury on worldwide duty.
  • France out to complete World Cup job

    France out to complete World Cup job

    Yet, both sides have much to improve on after stuttering campaigns almost derailed their hopes for automatic qualification as respective group winners.
    Rock thrown at Australian cricket team bus, two held

    Rock thrown at Australian cricket team bus, two held

    Authorities believed local children were behind the Bangladesh rock-throwing. The DGP said everything would become clear after the investigation is over.
    For 2nd year, no women among Nobel Prize winners

    For 2nd year, no women among Nobel Prize winners

    Thaler has incorporated psychologically realistic assumptions into analyses of economic decision-making. Thaler's theory was one valuable addition to the field of behavioural economics.
popular