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10 times the Met Eireann gang proved themselves to be national treasures

Jean, Evelyn, Nuala, the Gerrys et al – we salute you.

IRELAND’S METEOROLOGISTS have been working overtime today to keep everyone updated on Ex Hurricane Ophelia.

The RTÉ weather presenters are micro-celebrities to Irish people – and for good reason.

1. When even they couldn’t make head nor tail of Ireland’s ridiculous weather

“Here. Have at it, lads.”

2. And just decided to give the people the information they really want

How’s the drying? That’s all we need to know.

3. Every time Evelyn Cusack goes rogue

evelyn Source: RTÉ

Don’t come at her with that long-range weather forecasting crap. She won’t have it!

4. When she surprised a young fan on the Toy Show and made everyone emotional

evelycu Source: DailyEdge.ie

He just loves the weather, you guys. And Evelyn Cusack IS the weather.

5. Every time Jean Byrne pushes the fashion envelope

jeane byrne Source: YouTube

She knows her outfits will have the mammies of Ireland tutting and rolling their eyes but she wears them anyway because that’s just who she is.

6. And when she paid a little tribute to David Bowie with the help of some shoulder pads

She wore this dress on the eve of the music legend’s death, and people noticed that it looked a lot like the Goblin King’s costume in Labyrinth.

7. Every time Gerald Fleming winks

Screen Shot 2017-10-16 at 18.32.26 Source: YouTube

“Hello there and good evening to you.” A balm for the soul, he is.

8. When Nuala Carey soldiered on through the zombie apocalypse

OK, so it was just a crowd of curious onlookers at the Ploughing Championships, but still. She’s an actual pro.

9. And Gerry Murphy proved himself to be some sort of bird whisperer


10. And when three of them landed the cover of the RTÉ guide

We hate to say ‘only in Ireland’, but really – only in Ireland. Go on the lads.

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