Hurricane Ophelia 2017 Projected Path As Tropical Storm Becomes More Severe

Hurricane Ophelia 2017 Projected Path As Tropical Storm Becomes More Severe

Hurricane Ophelia 2017 Projected Path As Tropical Storm Becomes More Severe

A tropical storm called Ophelia, expected to become Hurricane Ophelia on Thursday, is headed upwards from the Atlantic and could hit the United Kingdom by early next week.

As of 5 a.m. EDT, Ophelia, which isn't now a threat to any land, was centered about 785 miles (1,265 kilometers) southwest of the Azores and moving southeast near 6 mph (9 kph).

"I am not quite sure what to make of it", Dr Klotzbach told Bloomberg. Ophelia is the tenth named storm in a row to become a hurricane, which ties a record.

A slow northeast drift is expected Wednesday night and Thursday, followed by an acceleration to the east / northeast.

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The Category 1 hurricane has max sustained winds of 85 miles per hour (140 kph). However, if it does strike the Irish coast, it will not do so as a hurricane, but a tropical storm.

Hurricane Ophelia formed Wednesday in the open waters of the Atlantic Ocean.

Hurricane Ophelia is the latest weather system to whip up winds and rain in the Atlantic. Its rainbands could hit the southern part of the Azores islands by the weekend and possibly reach Spain and Portugal on the Iberian Peninsula. All of those occurred in August or September, except for Hurricane Fran in October 1973 and Hurricane Alex in January 2016, which made landfall shortly after weakening to a tropical storm. That stat - combined with the number of major hurricanes we've seen and the overall cyclone energy generated by the storms - make this an extremely active Atlantic hurricane season by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration's standards.

Overall, the 2017 has been a landmark season, but fortunately beyond Ophelia, there are no storms in the immediate future. It is now forecast to stay west of Portugal before bringing gusty winds and rain to Ireland early next week. Only 15 known hurricanes have passed within 200 nautical miles of the Azores since 1851.

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