Grab the wellies: Hurricane Ophelia is due to hit Ireland on Monday


Batten down the hatches, there's a storm a brewin'.

Hurricane Ophelia is set to pay Ireland a visit next week, after it sweeps across the Atlantic. 

The storm is being noted for it's unusual pathway, pushing past Spain and Portugal and coming to land in the UK and Ireland. 

It is expected to hit Irish shores sometime on Monday.

Before the tropical storm lands, it is predicted to push a band of warm air towards us first. 

This could lead to high temperatures across the weekend. 

While Ophelia is currently a dangerous storm, by the time it lands, the high winds should have subsided.

According to Met Éireann:

'Current indications suggest a stormy day for Monday is possible, but uncertainty on the detail remains, due to the nature of the track of the Atlantic storm system.'

'The situation will be monitored throughout the weekend but at the moment it looks like it will be a windy day with further spells of rain.'