It's true that here in Ireland we've had more than a few bad storms and serious weather events in recent years - most notably Storm Ophelia last October and the Beast from the East earlier ths year - but this weather report will make you thank your lucky stars that for our temperate climate.

As you may know, parts of the US are preparing for Hurricane Florence to hit and it's set to be a pretty devastating storm, all told (and we might even see the tail end of it ourselves early next week).

The Weather Channel's innovative forecast shows just how high water levels are set to rise with a very clever use of green screen. Suddenly, those grey skies and haze of drizzle over Dublin this morning doesn't seem so bad.

How would Teresa Mannion cope at all, at all?