A DANGEROUS weather bomb poised to smash Ireland this weekend threatens worse carnage than Ophelia’s assault on Monday.
Trees and structures weakened by 90mph gales at the start of the week could topple when ‘Storm Brian’ hits on Saturday.
Unlike Ophelia, which vented much of her fury across Ireland and the southwest, the next storm has the entire country in its sights.
Warnings have been ramped up as forecasters watch the progress of a powerful low-pressure system currently churning the Atlantic.
The Met Office this morning confirmed the storm will go through an “explosive” development as it passes over ocean waters.
It has issued a severe weather warning for gales on Saturday across Ireland,southern England, the Midlands and Wales.
An expected fall of 24 millibars in 24 hours will give the system enough fury to warrant the term “explosive cyclogenesis” or “weather bomb”.
Forecast models are consistent at the moment showing a deep depression system forming a weatherbomb. Latest weather models are showig a hit on Friday night into Saturday morning for Southern Ireland and UK.
Forecasters have confirmed strong winds will hit the UK on Saturday although the storm’s peak intensity is likely to be offshore.
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