Northern Ireland is covered with an amber warning – meaning there is a "potential risk to life and property" – a notice issued when forecasters believe people need to be prepared to change their plans and "protect you, your family and community from the impacts of the severe weather based on the forecast".
Very windy weather is expected across the entire region, while a yellow warning is in place for much of Wales, Scotland, north east England, north west England, south west England and the West Midlands.
"So yeah I'd say it's pretty exceptional." Mr Miall said Ophelia will have gone through a transition on its way across the Atlantic and will no longer be a hurricane, but will still bring "hurricane-force" winds.
By coincidence, Monday is the 30th anniversary of the Great Storm of 1987, which killed almost 20 people in Britain.
He married Jean Cronin in 1949 after they met at a charity dance in Petersham organised by his father.
She was a singer in the big band and he was working as bouncer.
You can contact us at any time, regardless of how long ago the crime happened.Besides plumbers, his father and grandfather had both been mayors of Petersham.In 1938, Bain became a plumber's apprentice in the family business, then located in William Street, Darlinghurst.Longer journey times and cancellations are likely, as road, rail, air and ferry services may be affected as well as some bridge closures.Heavy rain is also possible in parts of Northern Ireland and western Scotland.