Ophelia Exits British Isles but is ‘Storm Brian’ brewing for late week?

Written by on October 16, 2017 in Rest of Europe, Summer 2017, United Kingdom & Ireland with 1 Comment

Despite some localised damage and disruption, Ophelia let Central Scotland off lightly. Ireland was always pined for worst impacts given track.

BYE BYE Ophelia.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

While we said hello to Ophelia as we started this week, it looks like we may end the week saying hello to Storm Brian.

Credit: Tropical Tidbits

Tue AM update

Original Post from Monday 16th

Ex-Hurricane Ophelia Generates 118 mph Gusts, 43ft Waves off Ireland, 3 Dead

Tightly wound Ex-Hurricane Ophelia continues to progress northwards over Ireland this evening bringing hurricane-force wind gusts to many. The worst of Ophelia departs southern Ireland and arrives across northeast Northern Ireland, southern and central Scotland tonight and overnight.

Gusts are likely to continue exceeding hurricane-force (75 mph) throughout tonight. Will be interesting to see how strong the gusts are over the Cairngorm Mountains.

Wind gusts earlier today exceeded 100 mph on far southern mainland and thankfully all schools, multinational  businesses including M & S, Dunns Stores, Sainsbury as well as the transport network has shut down.

My parents are over in Newry, Co Down visiting family and they’ve said wind gusts have been severe as SSE winds funnelled their way up Carlingford Lough into Warrenpoint and Newry. Little wind here in Edinburgh currently.

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  1. Julie says:

    Right at centre of the storm here in co kerry,Tralee is locked down,lucky here so far as in nothing uprooted or broken yet anyway,red alert certainly the right call!

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