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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


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


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


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

Photocall Ireland

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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