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9 signs you are experiencing an Irish 'heatwave'

Wondering what all this talk of a heatwave is about? Here’s how to spot one.

IT’S SUNNY OUT there! And the media, for much of the past couple of days, has been consumed with talk of a ‘heatwave’.

For anyone unfamiliar with the workings of an Irish heatwave, we have prepared this useful guide in how to recognise one:

1. Most of the male population appear to believe they are in their own homes

And have removed the bulk of their clothes

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2. Meanwhile, women are looking self-conscious in clothing they haven’t worn for months

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3. It has somehow become acceptable to eat *only* pork and beef products for dinner

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4. You have heard the mysterious phrase ‘grand drying out’ several times in the last half hour

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5. Every single person in the country is going drinking after work

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6. The population has collectively forgotten that we are a pasty people unsuitable for sunshine

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7. People are diving into bodies of water that you wouldn’t wish your worst enemy into

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8. Many people around you have found a new reason to complain

And are secretly pleased about it.

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9. And finally, it’s not really a ‘heatwave’ at all

It’s 18 degrees outside and yet everyone acts like we’re suddenly in the Northern Sahara.

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