Passage West in Cork Battered by Strong Ex-Hurricane Ophelia Winds

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

The Cork town of Passage West was battered by strong winds on Monday, October 16, as ex-Hurricane Ophelia made its way up the west coast of Ireland. 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.” Credit: Twitter/Dave LeSpring via Storyful

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