Move over Ophelia! Storm Brian is set to hit Ireland this weekend

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Storm Ophelia left a path of destruction as it passed over Ireland yesterday, in what experts are calling with most severe weather event witnessed here since the 1960s.

Buildings were destroyed, roads were blocked and with 200,000 household and businesses without power today, recovery efforts are only just beginning.

However, it looks like we may have batten down the hatches once again as Storm Brian makes its way toward the island.

Tweeting early this morning, TV3 weatherman Deric Ó hArtagáin shared a picture of the developing weather system.

The storm is forecast for this weekend and is said to have low pressure intensity, similar to that of ex-Hurricane Ophelia.

Winds are set to reach 100 km/h, particularly the South and West Coast.

Keep an eye on met.ie for updates throughout the week. 

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