Tuesday 21 February 2017

Is it Jean Byrne? Ireland's favourite weather forecaster revealed

Published 17/04/2015 | 10:32

Jean Byrne presenting the weather on RTE News
Jean Byrne presenting the weather on RTE News

Irish people’s obsession with the weather is known worldwide and the majority of us won’t sleep a wink at night without knowing what the following day will bring.

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Cue: the familiar faces that deliver the weather forecast into homes nationwide every evening. But who is our favourite?

Evelyn Cusack
Evelyn Cusack

The country has voted and the results are in… the nation’s favourite forecaster is none other than Evelyn Cusack.

The RTE weather forecaster is the nation’s favourite with a 21pc majority of the vote.

The poll, carried out by Dulux Weathershield and Ipsos MRBRI, has revealed that TV3’s Martin King comes in a very close second. The chatty presenter’s style won a total of 20pc of the votes, with Jean Byrne coming in third place with 10pc.

And, although 60pc of the people surveyed admitting to speaking about the weather twice a day, many remain sceptical of the weather forecast, with 38pc admitting to not having faith at all in the daily broadcast.

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