In days of yore they would have made a few simple announcements.
Rain will continue, heavy at times. Westerly winds will reach gale force at times with strong gusts particularly along Atlantic coasts.
But now of course we are in the Bubble-wrap Times where we have to be kept safe. We must all be protected against the nasty weather and what better way than to say scary things about it?
Met Éireann issues advisory for potentially ‘multi-hazard and disruptive event’ from Thursday night
Multi-hazard? Wow! Disruptive? Well Holy God!
And of course so the snowflakes can tweet from under the safety of their blankets, the winds have to be given a name. “Storm Dudley” is arriving today followed by “Storm Eunice” on Friday.. Now the Twiterati can blame Dudley for blowing away their trampoline and Eunice for toppling the garden table.
So we have all been warned to stay at home because the Big Bad Wind might hurt us. There is a “status Yellow Alert” nationwide just to strike fear into the nation.
Apparently there is a threat of some snow on Friday? I wonder how soon that will be upgraded to a blizzard?
There’s a bit of a wind out there all right and it’s raining a bit
I’d better let the dog in?