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Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is bringing stormy conditions to western parts of the UK today
Date:16 October 2017
The Met Office has issued an amber severe weather warning for Northern Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit the UK. It warns of potential for injuries and danger to life and predicted gusts of up to 80mph this afternoon and evening.
A yellow warning is in place for much of Wales, Scotland, north east England, north west England, south west England and the West Midlands. Gusts of 55-65mph are likely across Northern Ireland with 70-80mph gusts in the far south-east. Longer journey times and cancellations are likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected as well as some bridge closures. Heavy rain is also possible in parts of Northern Ireland and western Scotland.
The forecast for other areas – such as South East England – is for warm and mainly dry conditions to dominate. Temperatures across large parts of southern and eastern England are expected to exceed 20 °C, with isolated spots possibly reaching 24 °C. The average maximum temperature for England in October is around 14 °C.