'I'm dreaming of a.... wintry showered Christmas?'
Okay, it probably won't catch on like the Bing Crosby classic but it seems like it will have to do. While it would be nice to pull back the curtains on Christmas morning to a blanket of snow, it rarely happens here in Ireland.
However, we're no strangers to the odd drop of white stuff and that's what Met Éireann is predicting for this December 25. The forecast for JC's 2,017th birthday reads:
'Rather windy as southerly winds veer westerly. Heavy rain affecting Atlantic counties will very gradually extend countrywide.
'Spot flooding is likely as the rain turns persistent. After a mild start it will turn colder through the day too. Afternoon highs of 8 to 12 degrees Celsius, mildest and driest in the east. Cold overnight with well scattered showers and the odd wintry one possible.'
Great news. Not the spot flooding, persistent rain etc but the ODD WINTRY SHOWER possible. That to us means snow on Christmas Day which hasn't happened in Ireland since 2010.
Okay it might not be exactly what we meant when we asked Santa for a white Christmas but sure lookit we'll have to take it.
Maybe next year?