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getwestlondon will be providing live updates as Hurricane Ophelia is due to hit the UK and Ireland on Monday (October 16).

The Met Office has issued an amber warning for the wind and a yellow weather warning for parts of Wales and the west of England.

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Schools in Ireland closed tomorrow

All schools in Ireland are closed again tomorrow.

Why is the sky a weird colour?

Have you noticed the strange spooky glow in the sky today? You’re not the only one.

The weird natural phenomena first occurred on Monday morning (October 16) and it continues to hover across parts of the UK, including Surrey, but why has it happened?

You can read the full story here.

Woman killed in Ophelia storms after tree fall

A woman has died after a tree fell onto her car in County Waterford.

The accident happened in the village of Aglish on Monday (October 16) as Hurricane Ophelia reached Ireland.

You can read the full story here.

All schools in Ireland are closed

It has been confirmed that all the schools in Ireland have shut as a result of Hurricane Ophelia

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Ophelia hits land

According to satellite images, Ophelia has hit land at Kerry, Ireland.

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Thousands of homes affected in Ireland

Our sister website, Dublin Live, is reporting there are now 10,000 homes across the country without power as the hurricane takes hold.

Met Office chief forecaster on Ophelia

Met Office chief forecaster Steve Ramsdale said:

By the time Ophelia reaches our latitudes, she will be weakening and will be an ex-hurricane. However, Ex-Ophelia will be bringing some significant impacts to Northern Ireland and western and northern Britain on Monday and Tuesday.

On the basis of the latest information we have issued an Amber wind warning for Northern Ireland for the most intense period of winds between 3pm and 10pm on Monday.

During this period we can expect wind gusts in excess of 60 mph with a chance of 80 mph gusts for the southeast of Northern Ireland


Yellow wind warnings, which were first issued on Thursday, cover Northern Ireland and western and northern Britain from 12noon on Monday until midnight. While on Tuesday a separate Yellow wind warning has been issued from a period extending until 3pm on Tuesday for Northern Ireland, northern England and the southern half of Scotland.

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We will bring you live updates on Hurricane Ophelia throughout the day.