Cape Clear Island Hit by High Winds as Ex-Hurricane Ophelia Reaches Ireland

StoryfulWeatherPublished: October 16, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017
Published: October 16, 2017Updated: October 17, 2017

The west coast of Ireland was buffeted by high winds as ex-Hurricane Ophelia made landfall on the morning of October 16. Met Éireann, the Irish weather service, warned that Ophelia was likely to be the most severe weather event to hit the country in over 50 years. Schools and universities were closed across the country, and travel services were widely disrupted. The UK’s Met office said Ophelia had been downgraded to an ex-hurricane, but would still bring “significant impacts to Northern Ireland and western and northern Britain.” Video shows the effects of high winds on Cape Clear Island, off the coast of west Cork. Credit: Triona Leonard, Cape Clear B&B via Storyful

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