Climate change fanatics have already been touting that the active hurricane season in the Atlantic is an obvious indication that proves climate change is taking place. But they are dead wrong. In 1887, over a century ago, there were more hurricanes in the Atlantic and tropical storms, 2017’s 10 hurricanes ties 1916, 1933 and 2012 as the 8th most hurricanes in a year. In 2005, there were 15 hurricanes. In 1887, there were 11 hurricanes.
The 10th hurricane of the Atlantic has formed, but it’s not heading where many would expect it to head. Hurricane Ophelia formed very quickly off the western coast of Africa. Due to its early formation, Ophelia has already turned north and is heading for Great Britain and is expected to make landfall on the southwestern coast of Ireland.
Britain could be hit by 70mph winds from a hurricane crossing the Atlantic Ocean that is forecast to arrive on our shores on the 30th anniversary of the 1987 Great Storm.
Hurricane Ophelia was upgraded from a tropical storm overnight and the US National Hurricane Center warns it could strengthen over the coming days, with the remnants looking set to reach the UK on Sunday and Monday.
The volatile weather system could bring heavy downpours and gusts of up to 70mph when 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.
Most people don’t think about Great Britain being impacted by a hurricane, but it’s happened before and probably happen again. The Caribbean and southeastern United States are happy that Ophelia turned north when it did, but at the same time, we are all praying for the millions of people in Ireland and the rest of Great Britain.