Record-tying Hurricane Ophelia moving northeast in Atlantic

Record-tying Hurricane Ophelia moving northeast in Atlantic

At this time in the hurricane season, conditions usually begin to become unfavorable for storms to develop, but some meteorologists are saying this year is different because of warm temperatures. It is moving northeast at about 3 miles per hour but is expected to increase its speed Friday.

A hurricane brewing over the Atlantic threatens to bring strong winds on Monday - and a mini-heatwave. Forecasters say slight strengthening is possible over the next couple of days.

Tropical storm force winds will hit Ireland and the south-west coast of Britain on Monday morning at 1am BST, reaching the northern-most tip of Scotland by 1pm.

It is now a category 1 hurricane with maximum sustained winds of 85mph with some higher gusts. Ophelia remains well away from any landmasses at the present time.

It will coincide with the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, which hit southern England overnight on October 15.

Hurricane Ophelia is expected to move towards Europe in the days ahead, Silverang said.

The storm will no longer be hurricane strength by the time it hits BritainWhat is the latest United Kingdom weather forecast? This should take the system just south and east of the Azores.

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