Sunday 15 July 2018

We have lost the run of ourselves

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Brendan O'Connor

Brendan O'Connor

It is probably fair to say that at this point we have well and truly lost the run of ourselves. Technically, we are defined to have lost the run of ourselves when there are five or more days of abnormally high temperatures, maybe above 25 degrees.

Oh hang on, that's the definition of a heatwave. Which, of course, everyone in the country knows off by heart. If you walked up to a two-year-old in Ireland right now and said, "What about this heatwave?", they would look at you pityingly and say, "Mister, this is not technically a heatwave, yet. You need five consecutive days of abnormally high temperature for it to actually qualify as a heatwave".

The point at which we technically lost the run of ourselves was probably last Friday, when someone mentioned it being fine until Wednesday. We have rarely if ever had such a long term guarantee of good weather. This week! And apparently it's just going to get hotter and hotter. It's only going in one direction, and apparently there is no ceiling on how high it could go. And we loved that because it reminded us of the property market.

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