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Hurricane Ophelia 2017

Date Time Type Wind Pressure
UTC knots km/h mph mb
Oct 1718:00ES46997
Oct 1712:00ES46994
Oct 1706:00ES52987
Oct 1700:00ES58977
Oct 1618:00ES69969
Oct 1612:00ES75959
Oct 1611:00ES75957
Oct 1606:00ES81957
Oct 1600:00ES86958
Oct 1518:00H192959
Oct 1512:00H298959
Oct 1506:00H2104959
Oct 1500:00H3115959
Oct 1418:00H3115959
Oct 1412:00H3115959
Oct 1406:00H2109963
Oct 1400:00H298970
Oct 1318:00H298973
Oct 1312:00H298974
Oct 1306:00H2104966
Oct 1300:00H2104967
Oct 1218:00H298971
Oct 1212:00H192975
Oct 1206:00H186982
Oct 1200:00H186986
Oct 1118:00H175991
Oct 1112:00S69994
Oct 1106:00S63998
Oct 1100:00S581000
Oct 1018:00S581002
Oct 1012:00S521002
Oct 1006:00S521003
Oct 1000:00S521005
Oct 918:00S461005
Oct 912:00S401008
Oct 906:00S401008
Oct 900:00S401008
Oct 818:00S401009
Oct 812:00S401009
Oct 806:00S401010
Oct 800:00L351010
Oct 718:00L351010
Oct 712:00L351010
Oct 706:00L351010
Oct 700:00L291011
Oct 618:00L231012
Oct 612:00L231013

Hurricane Ophelia 2017

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Satellite images and tracking maps of Category 3 Major Hurricane Ophelia 2017, October 6 - 17. Max wind speed 115mph.

Ophelia will remain a powerful extratropical cyclone with hurricane-force winds while it moves near Ireland and the United Kingdom Monday and Monday night. Strong winds and heavy rain are likely in portions of these areas, along with dangerous marine conditions. For more details on the magnitude, timing, and location of impacts from post-tropical Ophelia, residents in Ireland should refer to products issued by Met Eireann, and residents in the United Kingdom should refer to products issued by the Met Office.

Individuals are urged to not focus on the exact track of Ophelia since strong winds and heavy rainfall will extend well outside of the NHC forecast cone.

Within just the past six hours, the last bit of deep convection near Ophelia's center has been sheared off well to the north, and the cyclone has acquired a definitive extratropical structure. Ophelia has completed its transition to an occluded low, with an attached warm front extending northeastward across Ireland and a cold front draped southeastward toward Spain and Portugal. The powerful cyclone continues to produce hurricane-force winds, with recent ASCAT data showing wind vectors as high as 70 knots to the east of the center. Based on these data, the initial intensity remains 75 knots to account for undersampling. The occluded low is forecast to gradually fill and weaken during the next couple of days, and it is likely to dissipate near the western coast of Norway by 48 hours. Despite the expected weakening, the post-tropical cyclone is still likely to bring hurricane-force winds, especially in gusts, to portions of western Ireland on Monday.

Ophelia has accelerated and retrograded slightly during the past 6-12 hours during the occlusion process, and the long-term motion estimate is northward, or 010/38 knots. Now that occlusion is complete, the post-tropical cyclone should resume a north-northeastward motion, with some decrease in forward speed, within the next 12 hours. That heading should continue for the ensuing day or two, bringing the center of the cyclone near the western coast of Ireland on Monday and then near northern Scotland Monday night. The dynamical track models remain in good agreement on this scenario, and the updated NHC forecast is not too different from the previous one.

This is the last advisory issued by the National Hurricane Center now that Ophelia has become post-tropical. Local forecasts, warnings, and other communications regarding the post-tropical cyclone that are pertinent to Ireland and the United Kingdom will continue to be available from Met Eireann and the UK Met Office.

Information provided by NHC.