Storm Babet Continues Met Éireann’s Long Tradition Of Warning Irish People About Rain


THE INCOMING Storm Babet and the accompanying warnings and alerts issued by Met Éireann serves to highlight a major failing in the Irish education system and the humble malformed Irish brain.

“It will rain,” confirmed Met Éireann, alerting counties Cork, Kerry and Waterford to Storm Babet’s capacity to rain, something Irish people still fail to grapple with centuries after the first ever rain hit the island after it was imported by the Spanish Armada in Galway in 1588.

“No, explain that again. What’s ‘heavy rain’? Isn’t that fat shaming?” a member of the Irish public responded when first learning of a substance weather watchers have confirmed is wet in nature.

Babet represents the 317th consecutive storm bringing heavy rain that Met Éireann has had to inform the public about because try as they might, it is just not being absorbed into the collective conscience.

“And what does this rain do exactly? A warm sticky consistency and shaped like a starfish, made of rubber? No, honestly, if you Status Orange weather warn me one more time I think I’ll finally get it,” offered another member of the public.

Met Éireann acknowledged that such is the rare and infrequent presence of rain and its cousin local flooding, it has no choice but to do everything in its power to make your 89-year-old neighbour fear for their life.

“So what you’re saying is wear shorts?” asked the public, who confirmed they would be all ears whenever Met Éireann had a hurricane for them.