Hurricane Ophelia: Red alert in the British Isles, schools to stay close in Ireland

The Met department has issued a warning in parts of British Isles, Northern Ireland, where schools to be closed on Monday

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: October 16, 2017 6:38 am
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30 years after the Great Storm of 1987, UK is counting for Hurricane Ophelia which is likely to fall on Monday. Taking note of the situation, the Met department has issued a warning in parts of British Isles, Northern Ireland as the regions likely to fall under the impact of Ophelia.

The Met department has also issues an advisory to the local schools to remain shut following the hurricane forecast. According to Met department, the storm which originates in the Atlantic Ocean, is blowing at a speed of 90 mph (145km/hr).

The coastal areas will be hit by heavy storm from 9 am, local time on Monday, and the department also warns people of unnecessary travel. The Met Office predicts the storm will blow the Northern Ireland on Monday afternoon. The department also issued a yellow warning in Northern Ireland, Wales, and parts of Southern and Central Scotland.

The government, as per sources, has also ordered soldiers to keep in a standby to tackle any major disaster. It has also sent defence forces to highly volatile areas of Wexford, Galway, Mayo, Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick and Waterford.

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