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RTE's Teresa Mannion breaks the internet following dramatic Storm Desmond weather report

Published 06/12/2015

RTE journalist Teresa Mannion is a hot topic on social media today following her live report on RTE News last night. Pic: Irish Independent.
RTE journalist Teresa Mannion is a hot topic on social media today following her live report on RTE News last night. Pic: Irish Independent.

RTE journalist Teresa Mannion is a hot topic on social media today following her live report on RTE News last night.

Teresa did the live report in awful conditions - in gale force winds and with rain pouring down around her.

She reported live from Galway, which is bearing the brunt of all things Storm Desmond.

Teresa is wrapped in raingear and a hat and the camera is swaying in the howling winds as she delivers her report.

She is winning praise across Twitter for the report.

She told how treacherous weather conditions were "here in the west and the north west".

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"I cannot repeat the advice often enough from the gardai. Don't make unnecessary journeys, don't take risks on treacherous roads. And don't swim in the sea. Incredibly people have been spotted in the water here in Blackrock in Salthill today and yesterday."

RTE reacted to the lively report - tweeting out a special video with the report less than an hour later.

Motorists struggle through Storm Desmond floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim
Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Motorists struggle through Storm Desmond floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 4/12/2015 Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 4/12/2015 Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 4/12/2015 Motorists struggle threw floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim. Warnings for heavy rain and strong winds have been issued as Storm Desmond is to hit across Northern Ireland and the Republic this weekend. Pic Colm Lenaghan/ Pacemaker
Rescue workers help a lady and her dog in Carlisle after heavy rain from Storm Desmond tore through Britain
Carlisle suffered with some of the worst flooding
Two youths dive into the sea at Salthill in a video that has been viewed online over a million times
A driver abandons his stricken car near Maguiresbridge
Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.
Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.
Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.
Flooding in Co Tyrone on Sunday after Storm Desmond brought sustained periods of heavy rainfall to Northern Ireland. Pic: Martin McKeown.
The Boudoir designer boutique in Dungannon which was damaged by flooding during Storm Desmond. Pic: Matt Mackey/Press Eye.
Anita Ross at the Boudoir designer boutique in Dungannon which was flooded during Storm Desmond. Pic: Matt Mackey/Press Eye.
The Boudoir designer boutique in Dungannon which was damaged by flooding during Storm Desmond. Pic: Matt Mackey/Press Eye.
Storm Desmond brought high winds and choppy waters to Galway
Emergency workers use a boat in floodwater on Warwick Road in Carlisle, after heavy rain from Storm Desmond tore through Britain, bringing strong winds and heavy rain which caused Cumbria to declare a major incident. Owen Humphreys/PA Wire.
Emergency workers use a boat in floodwater on Warwick Road in Carlisle to rescue a resident
Flooded roads in Appleby in Cumbria, as Storm Desmond hit the UK
Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend
Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend
Motorists struggle through floods in Glenavy, Co Antrim, amid warnings of heavy rain and strong winds as Storm Desmond arrives in Northern Ireland this weekend

She appeared on RTE News at 9.30pm for an update.

Although still reporting live in extremely tough conditions, the winds appeared to have died down slightly. She told viewers of how a number of towns in the west of the country are cut off due to the storm.

At the end of the report, she smiled as broadcaster Brian Jennings told her to get in out of the rain and warm up.

Source: Irish Independent

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