Updated: 13/10/17 : 04:31:38
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Hurricane Ophelia tail could hit Ireland

FORGET HAMLET but Ophelia is on the way here and she may create quite a stir.

The tempest aftermath of the same name will likely hit Ireland early next week.

This Ophelia ain't no noblewoman and the storm could have ''high impact'' in some areas, Met Eireann has warned.

It's exact path remains unpredicted, as yet, but Monday and Tuesday are set to be windy days in Ireland.

Met Eireann issued a Status Yellow advisory warning yesterday for the (stormy) weather up ahead.

The warning will stay in place until 6am on Tuesday morning next.

Said Met: ''A combination of a vigorous Atlantic weather system and the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia will pass close to Ireland on Monday,.

''It has the potential to be a high-impact event in parts of the country.

“There is a lot of uncertainty as to the exact evolution and movement of this weather system during the coming four days.

''But storm-force winds, outbreaks of heavy rain, and very high seas are threatened,” the forecasting service said.

“Met Éireann will maintain a close watch on the evolution and issue further advisories and warnings as these are warranted,'' it explained.

Ophelia could bring more wind than rain, the Met forecasters suggested.