The Category 3 Hurricane Ophelia is moving quickly toward the British Isles with winds of up to 128km/h. It is due to arrive in the UK exactly 30 years after the Great Storm of 1987.

Hurricane Ophelia

Hurricane Ophelia Photo credit: CNN/Channel 2 News

Hurricane Ophelia is expected to hit parts of the UK on Monday, with winds of up to 128km/h. It will be the first storm to hit the UK in 30 years.

Though the Category 3 storm will weaken during the night, it is still expected to hit the UK with great force and is considered highly dangerous.

Ophelia is the most eastern Category 3 storm to form over the Atlantic Ocean. It is the sixth most powerful storm to have come from the Atlantic in 2017.