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Hurricane Ophelia Moving At Snail's Pace To Northeast

Hurricane Ophelia Moving At Snail's Pace To Northeast

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The hurricane season has seen a series of strong, destructive storms that have wreaked havoc across the Caribbean as well as in the U.S. states of Texas and Florida.

Way out in the middle of the Atlantic, it's unlikely it will be a threat to US, although it could possibly be a threat to Ireland, the National Hurricane Center said.

The Met Office has also said there is a "slight chance" of damage to buildings, like tiles falling from roofs.

However, the worst of the winds are expected to hit the West coast, reaching 150kph and potentially 160kph in the extreme West coast, by Monday night.

It will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, which hit southern England overnight on October 15.

The weather forecast for Dorset sees highs of 17 degrees this weekend. This will allow it to turn warm, however perhaps becoming very windy on Monday.

The hurricane center's five-day forecast, which can change, has Ophelia heading toward the British Isles by Monday.

Perhaps the most impressive statistic is that if Ophelia strengthens to a hurricane, which it is forecast to do, it will be the tenth consecutive hurricane.

The compact weather system which will arrive on Monday afternoon and will continue into the early hours of Tuesday morning, is the first notable storm of the year to reach Irish shores.

But he added: "It's definitely something that we are keeping an eye on, for the possibility of some disruptive weather early next week".

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