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Overall Green alert Tropical Cyclone for OPHELIA-17
in Ireland, United Kingdomfrom 09 Oct 2017 09:00 UTC to 12 Oct 2017 15:00 UTC
GDACS Event Report - Summary


Tropical Cyclone OPHELIA-17 can have a low humanitarian impact based on the Maximum sustained wind speed and the affected population and their vulnerability.

Updated: this report is based on advisory number 28: (17 Oct 2017 02:18).

  • Tropical Cyclone Hurricane/Typhoon > 74 mph (maximum wind speed of 185 km/h)
  • from 09 Oct 2017 09:00 UTC to 12 Oct 2017 15:00 UTC
  • Population affected by Category 1 (120 km/h) wind speeds or higher is 0
  • inserted at 16 Oct 2017 01:05:18 UTC

Extreme Rain

Potential rainfall is calculated based on rainfall observed by several microwave satellite sensors.

The image shows the total rainfall accumulation associated with the cyclone.

Storm surge

The maximum Storm surge height is  1.3m in Carna, Ireland. This height is estimated for 16 Oct 2017 12:00:00.


Known identifiers for this event: AL172017 (NOAAid)

Latest media headlines

Articles: 455 | About casualties: 48 | Last hour: 0

Storm Brian’s winds to be weaker ‘in general’ than Ophelia

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 02:20:00 +0200irishexaminer (en)

By Stephen Rogers Irish Examiner Reporter. Met Éireann is predicting that “in general”, the winds which Storm Brian brings to the country this weekend will not be as severe as Ophelia. Nonetheless there are Status Orange wind alerts the second highest status for Galway, Mayo, Wexford, Clare, Cork, Kerry, and Waterford tomorrow.

Forget Hurricane Ophelia - is Storm Brian going to hit the North East this weekend?

Fri, 20 Oct 2017 01:21:00 +0200sunderlandecho (en)

Storm Brian is expected to batter the UK coast just days after Ophelia wreaked destruction. Heavy rain and gusts of 50 miles per hour (mph) are expected widely across southern England and the west of Wales on Saturday and winds could reach 70mph in exposed areas.

Irish people find cure for cabin fever during raging Hurricane Ophelia as porn traffic increases 53%

Thu, 19 Oct 2017 20:28:00 +0200irishmirror (en)

Housebound Irish people found a handy cure for their cabin fever during Monday’s Hurricane Ophelia lock-down, figures have revealed. The storm battered Ireland and left a trail of destruction in its path over a relentless 24 hour period. Adult site PornHub revealed there was a 53% increase in Irish....

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Data, images, links, services and documents

For this events, GDACS has links to information from the following sources: EMM (1), JRC (158), (2), BOM (1), JTWC (1), NASA (1), NOAA (3), OCHA (1), TRMM (1), Unisys (1), WMO (1), ECMWF (4), HWRF (1), GFS (1), INFORM (2),

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