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Weather reporter Teresa Mannion was hailed for her report on #StormDesmond last night. So much so it caused the people of Ireland to go mental on Twitter. 

These are just a few of the very funny tweets:

1. She's sure giving Adele a run for her money

2. And the puns were A1

3. Will Ireland be sporting a new make-up look soon?

4. Or is this really a cry for help?

5. And then this happened

6. Some were very concerned about her though

7. And others bowed down to her bravery

8. Which might actually happen

9. Because she totally deserves an award

10. How will she ever top that weather report now?!



It's only been a few weeks since Storm Barney hit us, and then its sister Storm Clodagh rushed onto our shores. 

And yesterday, we met Barney and Clodagh's big bro, Desmond.

Storm Desmond hit Ireland with a bang, with many roads closing and planes diverting to Shannon Airport and even Manchester Airport.

But that didn't stop us having the craic with Des though, as many people on Twitter proved that us Irish just can't deal with the windy weather:

1. Like the person with this sound advice:

2. The name is also a major talking point:

3. And we can't even see ourselves on the weather forecast:

4. Desmonds all around Ireland are taking offence too:

5. Saying that, not many people are keen on the name:

6. Not keen at all…:

7. And this tweet certainly speaks for the whole country:

8. But in the end, all we can do is hope it ends soon:



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.