PICTURED: Colossal MEGA STORM set to savage UK with 70mph and torrential rain this weekend

A POWERFUL hurricane is forecast to slam into the UK by the weekend – bringing heavy downpours and blistering winds of 70mph.

Storm Ophelia was upgraded to a category 1 hurricane last night as it churns across the Atlantic Ocean towards the UK.

The 10th hurricane of the 2017 Atlantic season is expected to slam into the UK at around 9pm Sunday night, according to the National Hurricane Centre.

Ophelia is currently moving north eastwards around 760 miles southwest of the Portuguese Azores with winds of up to 75mph, the NHC said.

Ophelia will lose hurricane strength over the weekend but it is still...
source: Daily Star

2017-10-12 16:15
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