Insight and Intelligence on the London & International Insurance Markets 15 Dec 2017

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Hurricane Ophelia strengthens to Category 2 storm

  • Charlie Thomas 13 October 2017
  • Hurricane Ophelia has strengthened to a Category 2 storm as it tracks across the Atlantic towards Ireland and the UK.

    According to JLT Re's Hurricane Activity report, Ophelia had peak wind speeds of 104 mph as of 08:00 UK time today.

    However, wind speeds are expected to decrease to 98 mph over the next 24 hours as the storm approaches the Azores.

    After that, the storm is forecast to move east-northeast towards Ireland's west coast, and could potentially make landfall...

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