The Irish like to talk about the weather. A lot. It’s the small talk of choice for most people you meet on the street, and it can get really old (especially when you work in a coffee shop and every customer says the same thing!!!). But even the dull hum of meteorology turns to the clang of a starting bell when you’re watching Met Eireann Weather Forecasts.
Let me introduce you to one Jean Byrne, a particularly famous (or infamous??) “weather girl” here in Ireland, mainly for her ecclectic wardrobe choices. Her most recent head-turner was a black dress covered in large slashes that showed off the skin underdeath. That got the boys watching! Woohoo!
One thing is for sure – I never saw a weather forecaster like this on American TV.