We finally have some good weather news to share after a long and cold winter. 

Michael Gallagher

April spring showers are going to make way for sunny May days – according to our most famous weather-forecasting postman.

Glenfin man Michael Gallagher may have retired from his postal duties, but he is still keeping in touch with the natural signs that determine the seasons to come.

Michael had good news for everyone this week when he predicted a brilliant summer ahead.

“The signs are good,” Michael told Neil Prendeville on RedFM, “I was a postman for 48 years in Donegal in the hills and I listened to these old people talking and they always said if you get very cold weather, once you get the east wind from the beginning of February, it’s a sign that our summer is going to be very good.”

The Beast from the East in February will have long gone, with warm western weather and blazing sunshine set for May.

Weather patterns from the early 60s and 70s are a great guide to what’s going to happen, Michael said. He said June and July are looking good too for school holidays, with full confidence that everyone will enjoy a nice summer. 

Michael said: “We’re going to get the sunshine from the west and we’re in for a very good summer.”

“The signs are looking up, I mean that from the heart. The only thing we blip we might have is a bit of thunder but I don’t mind that. The farmers are going to get happy at long last.”

Time to get the sunnies out!