Damaging storm to hurricane-force winds reported in S Ireland – first data & video reports (Part 1)
Post-tropical storm Ophelia made landfall in southern Ireland early this afternoon with storm to hurricane force winds. The extreme SW Ireland was likely hit by a sting jet. Damage has been reported from a number of locations.
Some preliminary peak wind gust speed values so far:
- 191 km/h – Fastnet Lighthouse
- 155 km/h – Roches Point
- 138 km/h – Waterford Airport
- 135 km/h – Bouee 60023 (off SSE Ireland)
- 124 km/h – Cork Airport
- 119 km/h – Valentia
- 119 km/h – Sherkin Island
Peak wind gust field is now shifting ENE-wards: expect the strongest winds in SE-E Ireland over the next few hours. Up to 135 km/h, stronger at higher elevations and in exposed areas.
AROME model guidance for peak wind gusts in the mid-afternoon as Ophelia moves NE-wards. Map: Wxcharts.eu.
Stay tuned for further updates!