This is the moment the roof of a school in Ireland was ripped off by the force of Storm Ophelia’s winds.
— Nadine O'Regan (@NadineORegan) October 16, 2017
The roof of Douglas Community School’s PE hall was ripped off by the wind.
Nearby Cork City’s stadium was also heavily damaged by the winds.
— Eoin English (@EoinBearla) October 16, 2017
70mph gusts and higher have been recorded as the ex-hurricane hit Ireland earlier today.
And flights and ferries have been cancelled in parts of Scotland as Storm Ophelia approaches.
The Met Office has issued weather warnings over the tail end of the ex-hurricane.
Amber “be prepared” weather warnings covering Dumfries and Galloway, Lothian and Borders and Strathclyde warn of ” potential for injuries and danger to life” from flying debris and high waves as wind gusts up to 80mph are expected.
A yellow “be aware” warning is in place for Central, Tayside, Fife, the Highlands and Western Isles.
Meanwhile, several flights from Scottish airports were cancelled due to the storm.
Glasgow Airport advised customers to check with their airline due to flight cancellations caused by high winds, including Aer Lingus departures to Dublin, Cork and Donegal.
Ryanair flights to Dublin, Warsaw, Frankfurt and London Stansted were also cancelled.
The airport said in a statement: “We are open and operating as normal but some flights have been cancelled due to Ophelia and we expect more disruption later today, so please check with your airline for specific flight information.”
Aer Lingus flights from Edinburgh to Dublin were also cancelled as were Flybe departures to Belfast from Edinburgh and Aberdeen.
Loganair passengers booked on some west-coast routes have been offered free flight changes, including those on flights from Glasgow to Barra, Benbecula, Campbeltown and Tiree.
The storm has also hit ferry routes, with Calmac sailings from Oban to Barra and Colonsay and the Uig to Tarbert route among those cancelled due to forecast high winds.
Northlink Ferries warned of delays to the Northern Isles sailings.