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Hurricane Ophelia in the Atlantic, satellite image. Hurricane Ophelia is the circular storm (white clouds) at upper right, near the Azores off the coast of north-western Africa. This storm started forming on 6 October. It reached hurricane strength on 11 October, and as of 12 October is a category-2 hurricane. Its projected path will take it towards Ireland and the UK, passing over Ireland, Northern Ireland and northern Scotland. This hurricane is the tenth in a row to form this season, setting a new record for the satellite era. Data obtained by the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) 13 on 12 October 2017.
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