Here’s how to track Hurricane Ophelia in real time as it makes its way towards Ireland
As Hurricane Ophelia continues its approach towards Ireland, those wishing to track the storm live can do so.
Using the Earth.NullSchool website, the storm can be tracked in real time.
Simply visit the website HERE to monitor the storm.
Ophelia is expected to make landfall in the south of the country around 6am tomorrow morning.
Tonight a number of public service providers and Government Departments have issued warnings and information.
Due to the RED weather alert issued by Met Éireann for the Greater Dublin Area this evening, Dublin Bus is considering the implications of this for our services tomorrow, Monday 16 October, and is taking advice from Met Éireann and the National Emergency Coordination Committee.
— Dublin Bus (@dublinbusnews) October 15, 2017
This page will be updated with service information as it becomes available. We will also issue updates on our Twitter account; @dublinbusnews.
Luas services operating tomorrow. check Luas web and media updates for more info throughout the day.
Dublin City Council
Dublin City Council have confirmed all public parks, libraries, swimming pools and sports halls will be closed.
Department of Health/HSE
Due to the upgrading of the “Red” weather warning by Met Eireann to the whole country as a result of storm Ophelia, patients need to take note of the following;
Outpatients: all hospital outpatient appointments are being cancelled tomorrow Monday 16th October. Consequently, patients do not need to attend or contact the hospital and they will be rescheduled as soon as possible.
Scheduled/planned procedures: Patients who are scheduled to have a planned procedure can contact the hospital in the morning to confirm if their procedure is going ahead. In order to minimise unnecessary travel risks for patients, only urgent procedures will take place tomorrow.
Due to the weather warning only essential community services will operate tomorrow.
If you are scheduled for a community service tomorrow please make contact with your service in the morning to see if it is proceeding.
For all other non HSE day and community care services, please contact the provider of those services directly.
Our emergency departments and National Ambulance Service will operate as normally. Priority will be given to the most urgent cases.
The HSE Crisis Management Team has been activated and each local area is working as part of the Area Crisis Management Team in conjunction with the Gardai and other services.
Department of Education and Training
In response to the imminent Storm Ophelia, the Department of Education and Skills is now publicly informing all schools, colleges and other education institutions that they are to remain closed tomorrow, Monday 16 October.
All Schools,Colleges and other Education institutions closed tomorrow 16 October see https://t.co/IrcHWyyBKM
— education.ie (@Education_Ire) October 15, 2017
This decision has been made following discussions with members of the Government Task Force on Emergency Planning and in light of the advice from Met Éireann on this unprecedented storm.
All schools and colleges will be closed tomorrow.
Citizenship Ceremony – 16 October in Dublin – Serious storm pic.twitter.com/D6Jx41bT1h
— DepartmentofJustice (@DeptJusticeIRL) October 15, 2017