For the first time in my memory, a major hurricane is going to hit Europe. Ophelia, on her long way from north of the tropic of cancer northwards, has strengthened and will make landfall later today in Ireland.
The tenth hurricane in the Northern Atlantic in 2017 is probably the last of a hyperactive season which brought one disaster after the other in the Caribbean and the US.
Above are screenshots of the amazing website eartnullschool.net. On 8 September, three hurricanes battered the Gulf and Caribbean islands, Irma, Jose and Katia. In the second half of September, hurricane Maria devastated in particular Puerto Rico and hurricane Nate, the fastest moving hurricane in the Gulf on record followed in early October making landfall in the Mississippi delta.
16 October 2017 @ 6:43 am.
Last modified October 16, 2017.