Storm Desmond might have a pretty lame-o name, but it seems first impressions certainly don't count in this case.

Met Éireann have issued weather warnings all over the country today, with severe flooding, gale force winds and "incessant" rainfall forecasted for tonight and tomorrow.

The highest warning level – a Status Red – is in place for Connacht, Donegal, Clare and Kerry, with homes and businesses told to prepare for flooding and "remain vigilant."

It's certainly bad news for the village of Dingle in Kerry, which will house thousands of revellers and many international musicians this weekend for the annual Other Voices gathering. 

Luckily there's no sign of Storm Desmond there just yet:

Residents in Cork, Limerick and Cavan have been put on Status Yellow alert and told to expect heavy rain, while those in Leinster have been told to expect strong winds of up to 100 km/h.

Parts of South and West Ireland were already victim to traffic chaos yesterday as flood water spilled onto roads in Cork, Wexford, Wicklow and Limerick.

The floods were worst in Waterford, where a number of local roads were closed due to flooding and even landslides.

So thats why mums go to Iceland!Its not that often that you have to be rescued when you go shopping but that's what…

Posted by Waterford In Your Pocket on Thursday, 3 December 2015

So, to summarise, it's going to be a wild and windy weekend.

Our suggested solution? Tea, TV and your cosiest PJs.