There is nothing which so consistently features in conversations as the Northern Irish weather. After more than a week of blistering Mediterranean temperatures it seems we are in for a period of cooler and mostly dry weather, which is what we normally wish for every summer, but that will not please everyone.
The past week’s record breaking heatwave has left us expecting to rise each morning after a restless night’s sleep to sunshine more in keeping with Barcelona than Bangor and forecasts of potential thunderstorms have people already complaining before a raindrop has fallen.
Even if the forecasts are correct the rainfall won’t be sufficient to refill reservoirs or get grass growing faster for farmers for winter feed.
But when we look around the world at forest fires or disastrous floods we should be thankful that our weather does not hit either extreme.
Anyway, if it’s sunshine we really want, then another good spell is predicted for the beginning of next month. Even that won’t please everyone.