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Best weather presenter on RTE

  • 01-01-2020 10:13pm
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    Registered Users Posts: 310 ✭✭ spitonmedickie


    Never really thought about it til recently when Joanna Donnelly confused me with her charts and explanations. I understand each Met forecaster who does the weather picks their own maps and script but from those who know more than I - are some more complicated or accurate than others?


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  • Registered Users Posts: 19,135 ✭✭✭✭ Larbre34


    Gerry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,477 ✭✭✭ Comhrá


    Gerry and Michelle. I like her style - direct, clear and concise.


  • Registered Users Posts: 12,096 ✭✭✭✭ joujoujou


    Gerry.


  • Registered Users Posts: 1,703 ✭✭✭ Mav11


    All pretty good really, but I do find Joanna to be all over the place at times!!! Especially her charts, which require a fair bit of guessing as to where everything is:)


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,030 ✭✭✭ Oneiric 3


    George Lee.

    New Moon



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  • Registered Users Posts: 2,071 ✭✭✭ PukkaStukka


    Audrey McGrath :cool:


  • Registered Users Posts: 10,540 ✭✭✭✭ Thelonious Monk


    Joanna because we have a bit of craic on Twitter sometimes and she's a cyclist too. I think she's totally into me.


  • Registered Users Posts: 18,070 ✭✭✭✭ fryup


    Michelle Dillion cause she looks & sounds sooooooooooooooooooooooo irish


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,195 ✭✭✭ Gaoth Laidir


    Definitely Michelle for me. None of them is as polished as say the BBC presenters, with things like swallowing mid-sentence, etc., but she's the best.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    Michelle Dillon one of the best I think too, gave a great forecast last night after the evening news, matter of fact , thorough and confident and backed with good informative graphics.


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  • Registered Users Posts: 955 ✭✭✭ esposito


    Michelle Dillon one of the best I think too, gave a great forecast last night after the evening news, matter of fact , thorough and confident and backed with good informative graphics.

    Agree with you about Michelle. Jean also comes across well IMO, confident and thorough. Are they both from Kerry? Must be something in the water there.


  • Registered Users Posts: 4,477 ✭✭✭ Comhrá


    Michelle is from West Clare, I believe.

    I thought her forecast last night was excellent. She imparted an awful lot of information very clearly, never missing a beat and her delivery is so precise and confident. I think she's one of the best presenters we've seen in recent years.

    I believe she has a qualification in aviation meteorology.


  • Moderators, Science, Health & Environment Moderators Posts: 10,455 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Meteorite58


    esposito wrote: »
    Agree with you about Michelle. Jean also comes across well IMO, confident and thorough. Are they both from Kerry? Must be something in the water there.

    Close.

    Michelle Dillon Tullycrine County Clare
    Jean Byrne Tarbert Co Kerry

    Must be all that fresh Atlantic Air :pac:


  • Registered Users Posts: 5,343 ✭✭✭ TheRiverman


    Michelle Dillon is excellent.I love her West Clare accent.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,195 ✭✭✭ Gaoth Laidir


    Comhra wrote: »
    Michelle is from West Clare, I believe.

    I thought her forecast last night was excellent. She imparted an awful lot of information very clearly, never missing a beat and her delivery is so precise and confident. I think she's one of the best presenters we've seen in recent years.

    I believe she has a qualification in aviation meteorology.

    Yes, she used to be an aviation forecaster at Shannon before making the swithch. She gave a good IMS talk in the Customs House a few years ago. She's the best since the Eagle.


  • Registered Users Posts: 8,375 ✭✭✭ Danno


    Michelle is getting better each time she's on. Siobhan Ryan is improving too.


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