Gerald Fleming’s ‘Ice, Ice Mainly’ might be the best weather forecast Ireland has ever seen or heard
When people remember the Beast from the East of 2018, this will be the first thing they’ll think of.
At the end of last year, Gerald Fleming, the winking weatherman from Wexford, announced his retirement from the position of Head of Forecasting at Met Éireann.
Gerald was a familiar and much-beloved face to Irish audiences for over two decades, but with all due respect for what he achieved during that period, he, or at least someone masquerading as the great man, produced arguably the best work of his career on Galway Bay FM on Wednesday morning.
'Gerald' delivered the weather forecast on Molly in the Morning, the weekday morning show on Galway Bay FM, but this was no ordinary weather forecast.
Set to the tune of the Vanilla Ice classic ‘Ice, Ice Baby’, Gerald told listeners of how the weather would consist of ‘Ice, Ice, Mainly’ and proceeded to deliver a masterpiece that referenced loaves of bread, cans, George Hook and a Met Éireann lock-in in a little under three minutes.
That little summary doesn’t even begin to do this justice; listen to it in full below and then do so again and again and again and tell your friends to do likewise; this might just be the most memorable weather forecast seen or heard in Ireland since Teresa Mannion braved the worst of Storm Desmond in 2015.
Well played Gerald, very well played indeed.