'April you've lost your mind, cop on!' - It’s unseasonably cold out and everyone’s very annoyed
The changeability of Irish weather is legendary, but Irish people appear to have something of a blind spot about it.
Two weeks ago we were whippping out the barbeques and stuffing the winter coats into the back of the wardrobe but this week we're forced to pack away our notions alongside said barbeques and drag that crumpled winter coat back out like a sartorial representation of a dream dashed.
Yes, it's nearly May but northwesterly breezes have been causing havoc since Monday with temperatures dropping to between 0 and 4 degrees Celsius at night resulting in frost, thunder, rain and even hail.
If you had the rage this morning as you defrosted your car windscreen you're not alone. Everyone's pretty darn miffed about, and a tad surprised by, the weather.
We never learn...
I'm freezing complains woman wearing no coat and sandals #darttales— June Shannon (@juneshannon) April 26, 2017
Lounging after sewing my shirtdress for my holiday. This is how I would like to look (but I'm wrapped in a scarf in freezing April!) pic.twitter.com/hMOk3KuIvb— Mairead Lee (@maireadlee) April 25, 2017
Heard in a Killester café.— Cathal Mac Coille (@CathalMacCoille) April 25, 2017
'Lovely when the sun is out.
'My God,the hail.
'LOOK at the rain.
'Your hand is FREEZING.'
4 seasons/30 minutes
Only in Ireland could it be freezing and hailstone a hour ago to be warmish now— Gary Farrell (@gazmun97) April 25, 2017
Just put on the heat after an hour of being freezing and feeling guilty, i look outside and its fucking snowing— Áine (@himynameisaine) April 25, 2017
Lads, it's fucken freezing.— Kevin Moriarty (@kevinpmoriarty) April 25, 2017
I. Hate. Living in Ireland because it's always FREEZING— Niamh ni Ruari (@Nell13_) April 25, 2017
It's fuckin freezing fuck— Clare (@clarezyyy) April 25, 2017
Is it just me or is it freezing— Amy Furey (@Amyfurey1) April 25, 2017
I usually hate when some1 sits beside me on the bus but its freezing this morning so I'm like jump in there fella Ill cuddle the arse off ye— Robbie. (@RobbieCallan) April 25, 2017
It's bloody freezing.— Darragh (@IamLegenDarragh) April 26, 2017
It's nearly May for fuck sake.
I don't wanna go to school today.
Hello it's April 26th why is it so cold— Chelle (@MichelleF95) April 26, 2017
whYyYyYyyyyYyyyyYYY is it so cold pic.twitter.com/AIkhSTb9Dx— laura nemeth (@neobula) April 26, 2017