Follow live updates as Tropical Storm Ophelia is due to make landfall in Ireland where schools and government buildings have been closed after a red weather warning was issued

Here’s a map showing the forecast path of the storm.

There are already 5,000 homes without electricity due to power lines coming down as Storm Ophelia hits the south and southwest of Ireland.

Most of the power outages so far are in Cork and Kerry and where police said trees and power lines have already been brought down.

Boiling Ballyrisode just now. #Ophelia #westcork #Mizen pic.twitter.com/v3Q4wL93NG

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