Gerald Fleming

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The Beast from the East: snow-covered roads leading up to the M3 at Dunboyne, Co Meath, during the snowfall associated with Storm Emma last year. File photograph: Alan Betson

Dramatic weather events in Ireland and elsewhere that marked last year shows “the fingerprint of climate change is becoming more evident”, the former (...)

O’Connell Street during last year’s St Patrick’s Day parade in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

He banished snakes from the country but people attending St Patrick’s Day parades around Ireland this weekend may well wish our patron saint had focus(...)

Gerald Fleming, with  weather presenter Evelyn Cusack. Forecasts can now be made six or seven days ahead, as happened with both Storm Ophelia and now with Storm Emma. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Weather has been ever-present in our lives for a week, filling every front page, every bulletin. Occasionally, a voice is raised to wonder what all th(...)

The conference heard that the lessons of Storm Ophelia needed to be absorbed in order to ensure vital infrastructure is more resilient. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Houses, including some large valuable private properties, will fall into the sea and it is not in the public interest to save them, a climate change c(...)

A technical rescue unit of the fire service drives through flood water in Mountmellick, Co Laois, after three rivers burst their banks and flooded dozens of homes. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA

Meteorologist Gerald Fleming has stepped into the future to predict what the weather will be like in Ireland in 2050 – when the effects of climate cha(...)

Dr Gerald Fleming, Met Éireann’s head of forecasting, will retire after 32 years on television. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Veteran weather forecaster Gerald Fleming is retiring from Met Éireann at the end of the year after 32 years on television and 37 years with the meteo(...)

Storm Barbara was among the named storms that brough heavy winds and rain to Ireland last year. Photograph: Eric Luke.

Larry, Fionn, Winifred, Eleanor and Dylan are among the named storms that could make their way across Ireland and the UK in the coming months. Met E(...)

Storm Gertrude hit Ireland in 2016. File photograph: Erick Luke/The Irish Times

New research is revealing why and how Europe is vulnerable to “explosive” and sustained weather events, a conference in Dublin has heard. Speaking at(...)

The majority of the flowering plants use pollinators – such as bees – instead of wind to transport their pollen

Pollen is one of the main causes of allergic rhinitis, known commonly as hay fever, an allergy that is estimated to affect between 10 and 30 per cent (...)

 Slane concert-goers battled the mudslides and opening skies at Gun N’Roses as the teeming rain really took hold. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

A week of glorious sunshine and high temperatures turned nasty this weekend as torrential rain spread nationwide and even caused flooding in Dublin’s (...)

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