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"Don't swim in the sea!": Praise rolling in for the country's most windswept TV reporter

The news reporter has garnered international attention for her efforts over the weekend.

RTÉ’S TERESA MANNION has been drawing major praise for her windswept weather report over the weekend.

The broadcaster appeared on the Six One News on Saturday night, in a special report on the torrential downpour in Galway’s Salthill coming as part of Storm Desmond.

The clip features Mannion battling to be heard in the heavy gales, advising viewers:

Don’t make unnecessary journeys, don’t take risks on treacherous roads and don’t swim in the sea!

Source: Carlitos Salazar/YouTube

Since then the video clip has been viewed almost 80,000 times and been shared widely on social media.

Tweeting yesterday evening, the broadcaster let everybody know she was ok after battling the elements.

Since then Mannion has been widely praised by her colleagues from across broadcasting for her competent performance in the face of extreme weather.

The report has been even began to hit international headlines, with UK outlets picking up on it.

It has so far been reported by The UK Independent, the Daily Mail and the Mirror.

teresa mannion - 1 Source: The Independent

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