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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: 366 | About casualties: 60 | Last hour: 0

WATCH: Health warning as Ophelia leaves orange haze
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:37:00 +0200   piratefm (en)

A health warning goes out after Storm Ophelia left a strange orange haze over parts of Cornwall. The former hurricane's powerful winds have pulled air and dust up from southern Europe and Africa. The spectacular sight prompted "lots of calls" to the Met Office.

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Ophelia brings mellow yellow tinge to London sky
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:29:00 +0200   euronews-en (en)

Hurricane Ophelia brought dust from the Sahara and smoke from wildfires in southern Europe that turned the sky over London an unusual shade of ....

People and organisations:

Tropical storm Ophelia left a trail of death and destruction in its wake as it battered every corner of Ireland. Three people were killed in separate incidents and over three hundred thousand homes were without electricity.
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 04:29:00 +0200   euronews-en (en)

The storm, downgraded from a hurricane overnight, saw winds as strong as 190 kilometres per hour and was the worst to hit Ireland in half a century. It is now gradually weakening as it moves north towards England and Scotland. But the authorities are warning people to remain cautious. “After the storm leaves your area don`t rush out.

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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 (155), (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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