Post-tropical cyclone Ophelia will make landfall in Ireland late this morning to early afternoon. Expect a very severe and damaging windstorm with wind gusts peaking at 130-160 km/h, up to 190 km/h at higher elevations. This is a potentially very dangerous situation! Latest airmass view of post-tropical cyclone Ophelia as it nears Ireland. Image: EUMETSAT. Ophelia has transitioned into a post-tropical cyclone, still packing hurricane-force winds: up to 130-135 km/h sustained, gusts well above 150 km/h. Central pressure is 968 mbar and the system is tracking NNE towards landfall in southern Ireland early this afternoon. Various high-resolution models are in good agreement: widespread severe to very severe winds across Ireland, Wales and Northern Ireland gusting at 120-150 km/h, locally up
A very warm day ahead in central and western Europe tomorrow: up to 25-26 °C in BeNeLux, 29-30 °C in SW France and up to 30-31 °C across the Iberian Peninsula. The powerful anticyclone over much of central Europe and the Mediterranean brings stable weather, with clear and sunny skies across much of the continent and very warm temperatures for the season. Temperature inversions with fog may form locally, but mostly erode by early afternoon. BeNeLux Up to 25-26 °C in parts of BeNeLux, and above 20 °C across the entire region. Map: Meteociel.fr. France Warm, up to 24-26 °C across much of the country, up to 30 °C in the extreme SW part of the country. Map: Meteociel.fr. Iberian
The currently Category 1 hurricane Ophelia will make landfall in Ireland tomorrow as a post-tropical cyclone packing strong storm to hurricane-force winds. Hurricane Ophelia late on Saturday, October 14, imaged by NASA Terra satellite, then a Category 3 Major Hurricane. Record-breaking Hurricane Ophelia keeps on going strong, currently (Sunday evening) a Category 1 Hurricane, with sustained 145 km/h (90 mph) winds. Ophelia reached Category 3 yesterday, with peak winds of 185 km/h (115 mph). The system displayed textbook hurricane structure and even underwent an eyewall replacement cycle yesterday. Category 1 Hurricane Ophelia late today (Sunday). Image: EUMETSAT. The system will transition into a powerful post-tropical cyclone, making landfall in southern Ireland tomorrow late morning and early afternoon. Latest ensemble forecast
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Täna Tallinnas kõige soojem on olnud 5,0°C (1984) ja külmem -26,3°C (1941).
Täna Tartus kõige soojem on olnud 4,7°C (1993) ja külmem -29,6°C (1907).