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Dublin: 5 °C Sunday 15 December, 2019

Even the weather has the post-Budget blues

So much rain.

WE DON’T WANT to suggest that the weather is sentient or anything like that, but for anyone who has been outside this morning, it’s dark, raining and miserable across large parts of the country.

So clearly the weather is empathising with everyone who was hit hard by yesterday’s Budget, right?*

Just a reminder that this is what it was like yesterday morning:


And this is what Met Éireann’s rainfall radar for the country looks like right now:



This is the part where we’d like to say that everything is going to get better and the weather has turned a corner and is on the right track back to sunshine and prosperity, but unfortunately a) it’s October so this is just how things are and b) Met Éireann tells us that the heavy rain is going to continue nationwide through the day.

There could be some sunshine late this afternoon. Let’s just all cling to that.

In the meantime, here’s a gif of a dog walking on two legs with cartoon arms to get us through the morning. We’re all in this together.


*Meteorologists tell us that this isn’t actually possible and that our knowledge of how the weather works is “worrying”.

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