Hurricane Ophelia: "Stay dry, stay high and stay away from the coasts"

Lester Mason
October 16, 2017

Any part of the western coast could be hit by the cyclonic winds as winds remain unstable, she said.

Forecasters warn of heavy, possibly thundery, rain, as well as high seas and the risk of flooding. Top temperatures of 15 to 19 degrees.

"There are likely to be changes to the warnings which will be updated later this morning, pending the latest up to date guidance".

Already, it's been confirmed that some services will be impacted as Bus Éireann has said its school bus services won't operate in areas affected by the red warning, including Clare.

Computer-generated projection of where the "Ophelia" weather system will be at 1pm on Monday, taken at 10.30pm on Saturday, Oct 14.


This applies to Clare, and other coastal counties from Cork to Mayo - a status orange alert is in place for the rest of the country, as winds will be less severe inland.

Hurricane Ophelia is set to keep kids out of school in five different counties on Monday October 16.

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Winds are expected to reach speeds of more than 80kph, with gusts topping 130kph.

Mean wind speeds between 65 and 80 km/h with gusts between of 110 and 130km/h are expected across Ireland between 9am on Monday and 3am on Tuesday which could cause structural damage and disruption.

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