Wet wet wet
• The Met Eireann statistic that last month carried the dubious distinction of being one of the wettest Junes on record will surprise nobody who had to endure the gloom.
It's nice, however, to see that Met Eireann has lost none of its sunny sense of humour despite the fact that we seem to have spent the last five years in some state of perma-winter, with deluges of Biblical proportions the order of the day (Irish Independent, July 2).
Forecaster Gobnait McSweeney, with massive understatement, claimed: "Irish people expect good summer weather but we don't normally have good summer weather, it is normally a bit unsettled," despite the country being waterlogged by no less than three times the normal June values. I'd hate to see her definition of disturbed weather.