Ophelia is category two hurricane and she's heading THIS way

Ophelia is category two hurricane and she's heading THIS way

Ophelia is category two hurricane and she's heading THIS way

Ophelia may not threaten the USA - but it could move near the Azores islands, and the National Hurricane Center on Thursday cautioned those in the islands to keep an eye on the storm.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow national weather warning for the development of Hurricane Ophelia that is set to pass close to Ireland on Monday.

The Met Office forecaster tweeted: "Hurricane Ophelia current a CAT2 with sustained winds of 105 miles per hour due to downgrade and track towards the west of the United Kingdom on Monday".

Hurricane-force winds extended up to 25 miles from Ophelia's center Friday morning, and tropical-storm-force winds extended up to 90 miles, forecasters said.

The NHC says Ophelia is barely moving and is continuing to strengthening, now boasting top sustained winds of 100 miles per hour. That's a bit of an unusual track for Atlantic storms.

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A weather warning has been issued for Cornwall as Hurricane Ophelia sweeps the Atlantic.

No coastal watches or warnings are in effect, though forecasters say residents of the eastern Azores should keep an eye on the storm.

By the time Ophelia reaches Derry and other parts of the North it will be what experts describe as an ex-hurricane however wind speeds are still expected to be high - 80mph in some places.

The milder weather will continue into Sunday, before a serious change on Monday when ex-Hurricane Ophelia hits the province.

The Miami-based hurricane center says Ophelia should lose a little strength in the next 48 hours but is expected to remain a hurricane for the next couple of days. The hurricane does not now pose a threat to any land.

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