Ophelia makes landfall in S Ireland with storm to hurricane force winds – update (12:00 UTC)

Post-tropical storm Ophelia makes landfall in southern Ireland early this afternoon – peak winds reported so far: 191 km/h at Fastnet lighthouse, the most southerly point in Ireland, likely associated with a sting jet. 155 km/h reported at Roches Point, S Ireland. 120-135 km/h reported so far at other locations along the S coast of Ireland. Some preliminary values so far (note that peak winds in S-SE-E Ireland, as well as W Wales are expected later during landfall): 191 km/h – Fastnet Lighthouse 158 km/h – Glenanne (UK) 155 km/h – Roches Point 135 km/h – Bouee 60023 (off SSE Ireland) 124 km/h – Cork Airport 119 km/h – Valentia 119 km/h – Sherkin Island Keep in mind this data … Continue reading Ophelia makes landfall in S Ireland with storm to hurricane force winds – update (12:00 UTC)