Irish weather memes to celebrate a day of ‘good drying weather’

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In most societies, chatting about the weather is nothing but inane small talk, but in Ireland it’s a topic of conversation we take very seriously. And we all know what it means to have ‘good drying weather’.

On any given day, the website of Met Éireann, Ireland’s meteorological authority, is a mildly entertaining read as its copywriters are tasked with crafting short sentences to sum up our eminently changeable weather.

Our recent summer days have had sunshine, heavy rain, hailstones and chill winds, often all at once – baffling conditions that can be hard to pull off as a comprehensive, authoritative weather report.

Sometimes, it’s easier to just use the vernacular of the people and – according to Met.ie this morning – the provinces of Leinster and Munster can revel in a day of “good drying”. (That is, the kind of weather in which you can happily hang your clothes out to dry, for the uninitiated.)

Screenshot taken from Met.ie

Screenshot taken from Met.ie

Weather that’s mild with a low chance of rain may sound like nothing to get excited about – but it’s the best you can ask of an Irish summer.

Irish weather memes

It rains here. Deal with it.

Irish weather memes

But summer rain – sometimes that’s the best kind!

Irish weather memes

Though the traditional concept of ‘seasons’ is a bit foreign to us.

Irish weather memes

In the so-called ‘summer’ months, the sun only teases us.

Irish weather memes

It’s a punishing love affair.

Irish weather memes

And you can forget about a sunny day out on the beach.

Irish weather memes

But, sure, even if it was sunny, we wouldn’t be able for it.

Irish weather memes

We’re grand, though. Our inclement weather has hardened us.

Irish weather memes

In fact, we get confused by anything else.

Irish weather memes

But that won’t stop us stripping off at the first sign of a good, sunny day.

Irish weather memes

Even if we have been lied to before.

Irish weather memes

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Drying weather photo by View Apart via Shutterstock

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