The so-called Beast from the East is slinking into the shadows, but there's now a Pest from the West on the horizon - and UK forecasters are predicting it's a wild one.
One might think that Ireland is over the worst of it - having been essentially shut down by the simultaneous influx of Storm Emma and the Beast from the East. Yet it seems that the country should not breathe a sigh of relief just yet.
Leading weather experts have claimed that a new threat, the Pest from the West is imminent. UK and Irish based forecasters have said that both countries will be subjected to "miserable" weather conditions as yet another storm sweeps across the Atlantic.
So, what can Ireland expect with the Pest from the West?
Forecasters have predicted heavy rainfall at least, and high winds from 60kmph to 100kmph.
An increased risk of flooding - due to 5 to 10mm of rainfall over the weekend.
People in Ireland should be advised to play close attention to this week's weather forecasts.
Sunday: Still some rain and sleet and possibly quite cold, but details are uncertain."
Pest from the West sounds like me on a night out ?— Jennifer McGee (@JenniferMMcGee) March 6, 2018
So apparently there’s a ‘pest from the west’ on the way... ?? ??? na not again haha— Callum Beattie (@callumbeattieuk) March 6, 2018
Just heard that the "Pest from the West" is due to bring more snow on the weekend. Please don't be a muppet and panic buy on this one! ? pic.twitter.com/aeL8jOFDJV— Sarah ? (@minijaffa13) March 5, 2018
Ahhh here..."the pest from the west" is about to hit us now— trevor callan (@trevor_callan) March 6, 2018