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Tuesday 16 October 2018

Met Eireann’s Joanna Donnelly shares photo of one of the bluest weather charts for Ireland

Photo: @JoannaDonnelly/ Twitter
Photo: @JoannaDonnelly/ Twitter
Geraldine Gittens

Geraldine Gittens

Met Eireann’s Joanna Donnelly tweeted a photo of one of the bluest weather charts she’s seen recently, in a bid to warn the Irish public about the plummeting temperatures.

The forecaster, one of Ireland’s favourite weather presenters who is prolific on Twitter, called on people on social media to check in on the elderly, the homeless, and to be mindful of animal welfare.

“Ok so y’all remember when I tweeted that picture of the reddest chart I’d ever seen in work? And everyone lost their minds? Well…,” she said, posting a photo of a very “blue” looking Ireland.

The chart shows that parts of Galway will experience temperatures as low as minus 10.

“Watch out for those in need,” she added.

Winds sweeping across Siberia from the North Pole will bring snow and very cold temperatures to Ireland in the coming week.

Met Eireann has issued a Status Yellow weather warning, which is in place from today until next Friday, March 2.

Read More: The 'Beast from the East': Everything you need to know as Ireland prepares for Siberian freeze

In the summer of 2016, Donnelly caused joy on Twitter when she posted a very different looking map of Ireland. During a heatwave, she posted a weather prediction that Ireland would see temperatures soar to 30 degrees.

Here's the tweet that Donnelly referred to today when she said "everyone lost their minds".

Read more: Brace yourselves - 5 things that inevitably happen in Ireland as snow and ice descend

From the archive - Flashback 1982: Ireland comes to a standstill during 'the Big Snow' 

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