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Saturday 16 February 2019

It's no wonder us Irish talk about the weather

Following the bank holiday weekend washout, we awoke to another rain soaked morning on Tuesday. Another glum day of dodging the rain lay ahead.

Is it any wonder that us Irish talk about the weather all the time. It must be one of the most talked about topics in the country.

Whenever you meet a friend or acquaintance, the topic of the weather usually surfaces fairly quickly.

Other countries have climates, we have weather and the weather right now can be completely different to the weather yesterday or indeed in an hour's time.

After the glorious weather of late April, we might have hoped for a longer settled spell but unfortunately Monday was the only bright spot on a horrible, cold, wet holiday weekend.

Irish Independent

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