However, the US National Hurricane Center has predicted it will weaken to a regular storm before it hits the United Kingdom on Monday (October 17).
"Ophelia should affect Ireland, Northern Ireland and Great Britain in 96 to 120 hours as a powerful extratropical low system".
A hurricane brewing over the Atlantic threatens to bring strong winds on Monday - and a mini-heatwave.
Tropical storm Ophelia strengthened into a hurricane in the middle of the Atlantic Ocean Wednesday to become the 10th hurricane of the season, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.
As of 4 a.m. Thursday, the National Hurricane Center said Ophelia was 725 miles southwest of the Azores and moving northeast at 3 mph.
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However, it was kept secret on both sides of the Atlantic over fears her 12-year-old son Jojo may have also died in the blast. When she arrived she married British-Pakastani hacker Junaid Hussain who was killed in a drone strike in 2015.
Twenty two people died after the Great Storm hit the United Kingdom - alongside Spain and France - with hurricane-force winds across October 15 and 16 in 1987.
The storm will draw up warm tropical air, bringing warm temperatures to the south.
Ophelia is on track to reach the United Kingdom nearly 30 years to the day of the Great Storm of 1987, which killed 22 people across Britain, France and the Channel Islands.
A Weather Channel report says Florida is the most likely state to see a hurricane make landfall during this part of the hurricane season.