Airlines, airports and authorities are preparing for post-tropical cyclone Ophelia, expected to hit Ireland and the United Kingdom

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Airlines, airports and authorities are getting ready for Ophelia, a powerful post-tropical cyclone. Scientist announced that Ophelia is the strongest an Atlantic hurricane has ever been this far east so late in the year. Normally hurricanes develop in much warmer Caribbean waters.

Due to a hurricane Ophelia, KLM is forced to cancel already five flights between Dublin, Belfast and Amsterdam Schiphol on 16 October. The Dutch airline asks their passengers to check flight details and status online.

The Irish Aviation Authorities have issued a statement that storm Ophelia continues to track towards Ireland.

We expect to see the initial effects from 03:00 (UTC +1) tomorrow, Monday 16th October.

Due to the adverse weather effects forecasted to occur as a result of Storm Ophelia, the IAA advises that there maybe disruptions to flight operations for aircraft landing and departing at all Irish airports on Monday 16th October.

Passengers intending to fly should check their airlines website or contact their airline directly for the latest information.

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