The eye of the storm - Ophelia at 8.30am
With Leitrim and the rest of the country gearing up for the imminent arrival of Ophelia many have been taking to social media to give updates on how conditions are throughout the county.
Its suddenly very sunny here in north Leitrim. What's going on?! Where is she? #ophelia— Róisín Loughrey (@roisinloughrey) October 16, 2017
The wind has picked up considerably since this morning.
Businesses throughout the county have closed their doors early due to safety concerns ahead of the arrival of Ophelia, including Gurns' in Manorhamilton.
We'll be closing stores in Waterford, Wexford, Galway, Mayo, Leitrim, Roscommon, Sligo & Donegal at 12noon today. 1/2 #Ophelia— Tesco Ireland (@TescoIrl) October 16, 2017
Tesco has confirmed the closure of its Carrick-on-Shannon store from 12pm due to the storm.
It certainly appears to be getting darker in Fenagh.
Sunshine in Leitrim at the moment. Getting blustery now. Hatches battened down and fire on. Still have internet...waiting for the storm!! pic.twitter.com/dso5dLnzsr— Michelle Connolly (@micheconn) October 16, 2017
There are still blue skies to be found but the wind is picking up significantly.
The calm before the storm.
Motorists and pedestrians are advised to exercise caution throughout the day.