With the imminent arrival of Hurricane Ophelia, emergency planning is now in full swing.
All schools, colleges and universities around Dublin will be full closed tomorrow. This had been in doubt this evening but it has now been fully confirmed.
All schools will be closed tomorrow...
All schools and third level colleges will be closed tomorrow. Gusts of 150kph in Dublin by noon. 180kph on higher ground. Batten down the hatches. Follow @MetEireann @FingalEMU @Fingalcoco #Opheila pic.twitter.com/lcsZOPI6I0
— Alan Farrell TD (@AlanFarrell) October 15, 2017
Ex-Hurricane Ophelia is forecast to track directly over Ireland during daytime Monday. Violent and destructive gusts are forecast with all areas at risk and in particular the southwest and south in the morning, and eastern counties in the afternoon. Also heavy rain and storm surges along some coasts will result in flooding.
There is potential risk to lives.
Sunday 15 October 2017 20:0
Monday 16 October 2017 06:00 to Monday 16 October 2017 23:59