Hurricane Ophelia strengthens to Category 2 storm


Hurricane Ophelia has strengthened to a Category 2 storm with 100mph winds, as it makes its way across the Atlantic towards Britain. 

The US National Hurricane Center has been warning that the storm, which is currently 670miles south-west of the Azores, is becoming stronger and its remnants are set to hit the UK on Sunday and Monday. 

The volatile weather system could bring heavy downpours and gusts of up to 75mph by the time it hits Britain’s shores at the start of next week, with the Met Office warning that the unsettled weather is expected to cause disruption.

This graphic shows the percentage chance of tropical-storm force winds above 39mph hitting parts of Britain by next Monday

The US National Hurricane Center has been warning that the storm, which is currently 670miles south-west of the Azores, is becoming stronger…



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