If you've made plans for Thursday night, it might be best to cancel them 2 years ago

If you've made plans for Thursday night, it might be best to cancel them

Not since Storm Ophelia will we have seen conditions like it.

If, last week, you suggested to some of your old pals from school that you'd get together this Thursday night for a few drinks - or you'd planned dinner with your significant other after work - you may forget about it.

OK, so Storm Emma/ Beast from the East is hardly news at this point, but something we hadn't realised was how bad things would get on Thursday night.

We'll be blunt: It's going to be biblically bad in the eastern part of the country.

Joanna Donnelly from Met Éireann shared her script around the latest weather warnings:

"It's Thursday evening and night that the really significant snow is coming. It's coming from the South so will arrive, stay in the South and Southeast first, maybe around the middle of Thursday, moving up over the country and bringing large accumulations of snow, especially along the eastern coast because there'll be that strong and gusty easterly wind.

"Keep an eye on the warnings for your particular area, because they won't all be the same."

Although multiple reports have circulated and numerous forecasts shared, it's safe to say we'll be taking the above very seriously.