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Tropical Storm Ophelia Became the Tenth Hurricane for the Season

12 October 2017

Hurricane Ophelia is set to batter Britain over the weekendWill Hurricane Ophelia hit Britain?

"Ophelia is moving toward the northeast near 3mph (6km/h)".

While Ophelia is now a unsafe storm, by the time it lands, the high winds should have subsided.

The storm had winds of 120 kilometers an hour and was located some 1,200 kilometers south-west of the Azores, where it posed no immediate danger to land, the hurricane center said.

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The Met Office: "Ophelia will no longer be a hurricane, but will most likely still be a detailed low pressure system bringing strong winds across Northern Ireland and western parts of the United Kingdom". Ophelia remains well away from any landmasses at the present time.

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

The storm will draw up warm tropical air, bringing warm temperatures to the south. The storm may affect the British Isles as an extra-tropical cyclone early next week, bring heavy rain and potentially damaging winds.

The storm will no longer be hurricane strength by the time it hits BritainWhat is the latest United Kingdom weather forecast?

Tropical Storm Ophelia Became the Tenth Hurricane for the Season