Friday 30 September 2016

Watch: Which forecaster puts a smile on our faces whatever the weather?

Catherine Devine

Published 19/07/2016 | 16:54

As Met Eireann predicted that today would be the hottest day of the year, we took to the streets of Dublin to see which weather presenter the nation most trusted and adored.

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And Independent.ie can reveal that Martin King has the heart of the nation with his funny jokes, birthday shout-outs and dad jokes.

 “I think he makes the weather more interesting than it should be. He has a good sense of humour,” said Keith from Dublin.

“Martin King is my favourite. He’s just so jolly and he comes across so well. You get the weather and you also get a personality with it,” said Trisha from Stoneybatter.

“He makes even the dullest days brighter,” said Carmel from Tallaght.

“Martin King is my favourite because he never wears ridiculous dresses at Christmas and his clothes fit him,” said Cáit from Limerick.

Evelyn Cusack was also very popular with the public.

“No.1 Evelyn Cusack,” said Mary from Limerick. “She gives a very concise interesting description of the weather and I like the way she presents it with the facts but always with a bit of a twist of hopefulness that the weather will get better.”

“Evelyn has a great personality and she speaks fantastic,” said William from Shankhill.

While Joanna Donnelly’s honest report on the weather last night helped grow her fanbase.

“Yesterday she predicted that it would go to thirty degrees and she said she hadn’t seen it in her personal career in the last five years. Her honesty should be awarded,” said Mark Daly from Kerry.

“Joanna Donnelly is my favourite. I like the way she signs off with a bit of a wink,” said Mary from Galway.

Jean Byrne also seemed to be quite popular - but not necessarily for her weather presenting.

“I like the clothes she wears,” said Laura from Meath.

“I’m a fan but not for her weather reporting. She’s very easy on the eye, she brightens up the weather,” said a father in St. Stephen’s Green.

“She looks lovely, she’s very sexy,” said Morris from Dublin.

So there you have it, while presenting Ireland’s weather might be an often dull job, our national weather presenters seem to have won over the hearts of our nation… at least while the weather is good anyway!

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