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Waterford's weather is so bad it's being used as 'Norway' in a new TV show

So now.

OKKUPERT - which translates as ‘Occupied’ – is a high-profile new TV series filmed in Norway which is currently being aired around the world.

It’s on Sky Arts in Ireland and the UK, on Netflix in the US, and is one of the most expensive TV shows Norway has ever produced.

Depicting a dark future in which Norway has been occupied by Russia, the political thriller has been well received by critics.

Its dark opening sequence of devastating near-Arctic weather conditions is among the features winning viewers over, but… hang on, what’s that at the five-second mark?

Knut A. Helgeland / Vimeo

Is that… the seafront in Tramore, Co Waterford?

Yes, it is. The footage is from this viral video of the storms in 2014, shot by Liam Sinnott of local firm Swellseekers.

just-that-video / YouTube

It shows a woman and her dog frantically legging it away from huge waves. There it is, with a good old Irish blue dumpster in the mix too.

So there you go. Ireland’s weather is so bad, it’s being used as a stand-in for Arctic storms.

Thanks Kevin Griffin for the tip!

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