Former Hurricane Ophelia brought strong winds to Ireland and parts of the United Kingdom on Monday. Although former Hurricane Ophelia had made a transition to an extratropical cyclone before it reached Ireland, it was still a very powerful storm when it moved across that region. There were reports of several fatalities, damage and power outages across Ireland. Met Eireann (the Irish meteorological agency) reported the following wind gusts during the passage of former Hurricane Ophelia.
At the Fastnet Lighthouse (anemometer at 200 feet [61 meters] ) there was a gust of 191 km/h (118 m.p.h.). Sherkin Island reported a wind gust of 135 km/h (84 m.p.h.) before the power went out. Cork airport reported a wind gust of 126 km/h (78 m.p.h.) before the power went out. Shannon airport reported a wind gust of 122 km/h (76 m.p.h.). Roches Point reported a wind gust of 156 km/h (97 m.p.h.). The Kinsale Platform reported a wind gust of 141 km/h (87 m.p.h.) and the Dublin airport reported a wind gust of 104 km/h (65 km/h).