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Irelands heatwave media coverage

  • 16-07-2022 10:41am
    Registered Users Posts: 1,547 ✭✭✭kyote00

    So the heatwave in Ireland is really just one day - Monday when temperatures will get towards 32c…

    Tuesday and Wednesday look like wet and thunder showers

    32c is hot for sure and but surely we can manage one day

    is the radio and tv coverage totally over the top ?

    is one day now a heatwave ?



  • Registered Users Posts: 27,641 ✭✭✭✭Wanderer78

    yes, yes it is, as oppose to our normal one day of summer, just this year, it happens to be a heatwave for that one day, so yippee....

  • Registered Users Posts: 4,402 ✭✭✭McGinniesta

    I'm off for my annual celebratory sunshine pedal. This will be followed by a brief power nap and a few beers to unwind.

    Climate change pedal and crank

  • Registered Users Posts: 77,812 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    There's not the usual scanger drinking gatherings causing hassle this year at certain Dublin beaches, is it too hot for them?

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  • Registered Users Posts: 10,364 ✭✭✭✭martingriff

    Why would he going to another country to cover something. Should every the economist journalist go to every country to follow that.

    As in relation to the record temperature for 1 it is a bit over the top but people need to be careful and not go nuts sunburn or sunstroke is no joke. Also weather's been very good for the last while so hardly 1 day

  • Registered Users Posts: 18,069 ✭✭✭✭fryup

    compared to what the continent and UK have to put up with we're getting off lightly

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,364 ✭✭✭✭martingriff

    Exactly we have had great weather which is nice and great to be out in

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,261 ✭✭✭Count Dracula

    I am looking forward to Anne O'Donnell giving us some weekend relief on Virgin Media News this evening. She really brightens up my weekend, regardless of the forecast. I can't wait to see her smiling cheekily as she wraps up the bulletin before the weather forecast. She's like the wind.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,507 ✭✭✭✭Strumms

    The heatwave originally was forecasted to last many more days. That has changed, thankfully . Weather forecasts change.

    Sunday, Monday and Tuesday will be mid to late ‘20’s.. very hot for sure but not a skin frying the mid 30’s that some were forecasting going back.

  • Registered Users Posts: 77,812 ✭✭✭✭Atlantic Dawn

    He's not the economist journalist in RTE since he left took a career break to join Fine Gael in 2009, he is Environment Correspondent for RTE since he returned, the issues in Netherlands concern actions taken by the government on farmers there to control 'climate change' which would fall in to the topic of Environment. The events there are being whitewashed by the media here and not covered.

    RTE sent Fergal Bowers, (their health journalist) and a camera crew to Alicante last week to cover an Irish person having such an everyday procedure as a hip replacement for circa 1 minute of an interview, absolutely no need to be covered...

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  • Registered Users Posts: 1,360 ✭✭✭dePeatrick

    I’ll genuinely be surprised if temperatures reach 30°C on Monday.

  • Registered Users Posts: 23,010 ✭✭✭✭Larbre34

    Prepare to to genuinely surprised.

    As we speak, its 25C widely. The next two nights will be average 15 tonight and average 17 Sunday night, so the heat build will be considerable before the South Easterly flow even beds in late tomorrow.

    Temps WILL exceed 30 on Monday and WILL exceed it on Tuesday too. The question is by how much. 32 is likely, but will it exceed the all time record of 33.3, harder to say. If these conditions were to persist for longer than forecast, say to Thursday or Friday, I'd bet the house on it going, but two days may not be enough.

    I'm looking for a high of maybe 32 in Oak Park, Carlow; Dunsany in Meath or at Mullingar.

  • Posts: 3,801 ✭✭✭[Deleted User]

    This is clearly an unusual event across Europe given that records are going to fall.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,360 ✭✭✭dePeatrick

    Well we’ll see, Temp dropping now in most parts as cloud cover moves in.

  • Registered Users Posts: 10,364 ✭✭✭✭martingriff

    I did mean to say he was the economist it was meant to be a separate point as should an economist journalist go everywhere for everthing in relation to it.

    In relation to the Bowers you do realise it was about a hospital opening for Irish patients on a waiting so of course they sent someone. (Did you even read the story)

    Why should RTE sent someone in relation to protests. Do they send some for every protests. Because it farmers because its environment. There will likely be a Ryanair strike by some unions in Spain next week do we send someone to that.

  • Registered Users Posts: 11,522 ✭✭✭✭Calahonda52

    More like the quality of the contributions on this thread

    “I can’t pay my staff or mortgage with instagram likes”.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,360 ✭✭✭dePeatrick

    Yes, I see that on the map, you might be lucky and escape the showers.

  • Registered Users Posts: 1,360 ✭✭✭dePeatrick

    That’s disappointing, how do you manage to bbq indoors?

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