Published on Oct 16, 2017
Thousands are without power in southern Ireland as the remnants of Hurricane Ophelia reach the British Isles. The Met Office has warned of “potential danger to life”, with winds off the south coast of Ireland reaching 109mph (176km/h) at Fastnet Rock. In the Republic of Ireland, Met Eireann has issued a red wind warning and the government has deployed the army. An amber warning for Northern Ireland, Wales, south west Scotland and the Isle of Man is in force until 23:00 BST.