The remnants of Hurricane Ophelia hit Britain and the Irish Coast on Tuesday before it cleared at night. Strong winds gusting at a speed of 70 mph battered Scotland and flood threat alarm was raised on its west drift as the leftovers of the hurricane hit the nation and northern England.
The weather delayed the commuters off to work as a few rail lines were obstructed by fallen trees. The train services were temporarily hampered between Glasgow and Edinburgh, and from Aberdeen’s capital, Dundee and Perth due to uprooted trees.
In addition to this, many flights all through Cork, Kerry, Shannon and Dublin Airports were annulled. Newry and Downpatrick areas were the worst affected. Likewise, Ribs and the west of England were also battered by the storm.
Ireland experienced the worst of the storm on Monday with intense breezes and waves striking the Coast, that reportedly claimed three lives. Additionally, more than 360,000 homes in the coast were powerless while Ireland declared a ‘national emergency’.