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8 times the Irish weather was determined to humiliate you

Irish weather = Regina George.

AFTER TAKING A battering last night, the country is in for even more high winds tonight, with gusts predicted to reach 110km/h at times.

In case you needed reminding, the weather in Ireland is not your friend. It doesn’t care for your notions, and it will actively try to thwart you at every turn. Remember?

When it refused to give a damn about your good hair day

How you’d like it to be:

summerbey2 Source: Huffingtonpost

How it is:

Heathers Source: BlogSpot

Irish Weather: “Oops! Did I do that? *cackles*”

When it turned your own umbrella against you

ICP Exercise 5 (Feb 2010), day 1, candidate photo 06a Source: Flickr/Ed Yourdon


Because there are few things more humbling than having to stand in the middle of a footpath doing battle with an errant umbrella, grimacing at passers-by.

When it made you late for everything


Irish weather rejects your stupid schedule. And the stupid bus schedule, too.

When it tried expose you to the whole street

Swallowed by Sidewalk Note: Women are not normally this delighted about the wind blowing their skirts up. Source: AP/Press Association Images

Women know that wearing a dress on a windy day is dicey in the extreme. Even the thickest tights can’t protect you.

When it laughed in the face of your ill-equipped wardrobe

shutterstock_55130878 We'd be angrier if that were us, TBH. Source: Shutterstock/Annette Shaff

Dainty top? Good suit? Nice try.

What you actually needed to wear was a wax jacket and waders. (Or a swimsuit. Anything can happen.)

When it made you realise how much you could sweat

giphy Source: Giphy

Listen, it doesn’t matter whether the sun is actually shining.

As most people know, it can be windy, rainy, and 12 degrees, all at the same time – you’ll still arrive at work a sweaty mess.

When it conspired to ruin all your plans

Wedding? Rained on. Birthday night out? Gale force winds.

b7X4w Source: Imgur

Irish weather wants you to be a shut in.

When it took over your every waking thought


Look at us, talking about it, tweeting about it… Just like it wants us to. You win, weather. You win.

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