While snow swimming, skiing through Times Square, and frolicking pandas are all the rage after Storm Jonas brought record breaking snow falls to the East of America, the weather system is now making its way towards our shores, bringing the usual - wind and lashings of rain. We can probably blame the unseasonably balmy temperatures for that. Seemingly we're getting Southern airflows from the Tropics. 

While there is currently a Yellow Status gale warning in effect for "all Irish coastal waters and on the Irish Sea", the rain will reach its peak tomorrow (particularly tomorrow night) and will last until Wednesday morning. 

According to reports this morning, Met Eireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly said: "As always, mountainous areas will be affected, as well as areas vulnerable to run-off from mountains." The exact amount of predicted rainfall will not be known by forecasters until later today. 

If you're missing the nip in the air, don't worry, temperatures are set to plummet later on Wednesday to -2, with "frost and icy patches" emerging overnight. However, it won't be quite as wintry, which is bad news if you're fan of flurries, like this little fella. 

The Independent / Met.ie