Friday 20 April 2018

The Russians hack the weather

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Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

Thank God for the so-called Beast from the East, which brings together two of our favourite things - obsessing about the weather, and blaming something else for all our problems.

We've always loved talking about the weather, but it's got even better since the whole weather warning thing came in, coupled with the fact that weather is now another media event to feed into our constant need for things to have opinions on.

Which meteorologist will become a star with this bout of bad weather? What clip will go viral? Who will do the best TV report fighting against rain or snow? Which member of the public will do the most lunatic thing in the weather, so that we can all watch the grainy footage of them doing it 10 times before tut-tutting that it's highly irresponsible?

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