Ophelia;the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, to hit britian and ireland on monday

Ophelia;the largest hurricane
ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, will be expected to hit Britain and Ireland on Monday after it dumped heavy
rains on Portugal’s Azores islands

Dublin
(AFP) – Britain and Ireland braced Sunday for a lashing from Ophelia,
the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean
,
after it  have dumped heavy rains on Portugal’s Azores islands.
As
the storm passed near the Azores archipelago on Saturday it was classed
Category 3, which means it packed winds of at least 178 kilometres (110
miles) per hour.
orphelia; the largest atlantic ocean hurricane

Though
cooler seas will weaken the storm as it churns towards the west coast
of Ireland, it still has enough power to damage buildings and provoke
“dangerous” sea conditions as well as potential flooding, Irish
authorities said.

Meteorologists
say  Ophelia;the largest hurricane
ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean
. ophelia is the most powerful hurricane recorded so far east in the
Atlantic ocean and the first since 1939 to travel so far north.
It is the 15th named storm of the 2017 Atlantic season, which is expected to last until the end of November.
Three major hurricanes — Harvey, Irma and Maria — caused catastrophic damage in the Caribbean and the US Gulf Coast. Ophelia;the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, to hit britian and ireland on monday
By
the time Ophelia;the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean,  hit britian and ireland on monday; it is expected to weaken to a
“post tropical storm” with severe winds and stormy conditions,
according to the US National Hurricane Center.
Ireland’s
Met Eireann national weather service has issued a “status red” alert
for eight western and southern counties, warning of severe winds and
stormy conditions.and the huge destructions that will be accompanied by Ophelia;the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, ” the Mean
wind speeds is caculated to be in excess of 80 kph (50 mph) and gusts in excess of 130 kph
(80 mph) are expected, potentially causing structural damage and
disruption, with dangerous marine conditions due to high seas and
potential flooding,” it said.
All schools in areas affected by the red wind alert are to close on Monday.
Flights,
ferries and buses all face disruption. Cork Airport in southwest
Ireland said “cancellations are likely” and urged passengers to check
with their airlines in advance of travel.
After skirting up the Irish coast, the eye of the storm was forecast to cross Scotland.
– Sea warning –
“By
the time Ophelia;the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean,reaches our latitudes, she will be weakening and will
be an ex-hurricane,” said Steve Ramsdale, chief forecaster at Britain’s
Met Office national weather service.
“However,
Ex-Ophelia;the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, will be bringing some significant impact to Northern
Ireland and western and northern Britain on Monday and Tuesday.
An
amber wind warning has been issued for Northern Ireland between 1400
GMT and 2100 GMT, when gusts could reach up to 130 kph (80 mph).
Meanwhile
Matt Crofts, a lifesaving manager with the Royal National Lifeboat
Institution, said the seas could be “particularly dangerous and
unpredictable as regards to the Ophelia;the largest hurricane ever recorded so far east in the Atlantic Ocean, “.
“Stormy conditions may be tempting to watch but big waves can easily knock you off your feet.
“We
understand why people want to experience extreme weather, but it’s not
worth risking your life, so we strongly urge people to respect the water
and watch from a safe distance.”
Seven
of the nine islands in the Azores were on high alert for the storm’s
passage, but it did not cause major damage, authorities told reporters.
Four
trees were torn out of the ground on the island of Sao Miguel and
firefighters responded to six incidents across the Azores to deal with
small floods or landslides.
Several flights between the islands or to the Portuguese mainland were cancelled, affecting about 800 passengers.
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