The forecast is good ahead of Santa’s arrival

IRELAND’S Met Eireann has said that all flight plan systems are go ahead of the arrival of Santa Claus, who is expected to zoom into chimneys from midnight on Christmas Day as part of the North Pole Covid-19 Christmas Safety Compliance Guidelines.

While rain will mark Irish weather in the runup to Christmas Eve, the outlook is good this Thursday, 24 December with predictions of mostly dry and sunny spells ahead of Santa’s arrival. Christmas Day is expected to be overcast but dry with just a risk of a shower in the west of Ireland, highest temperatures 6 to 9 degrees and cooler at night with a good tailwind from the southwest.

Image credit: The Ministry of Fun

Meanwhile the UK Ministry of Fun has confirmed that Santa Claus will indeed be zooming down chimneys online this Christmas at and around the world on the santahq app. The Ministry has stated that Santa will be wearing additional PPE, donning new red mittens in line with North Pole Compliance Guidelines. The Ministry added that Santa would like to wish everyone a ‘Merry Christmask’ this year in keeping with the season.


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Kim Mullahey

Kim Mullahey is’s Ireland Correspondent. She holds an honours undergraduate degree in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Chicago and has taught Adult Education Creative Writing Studies. Through a media career spanning nearly 25 years Kim has written and photographed regional news, national and international horse sports, fashion and lifestyle. Kim lives with her husband and son in Kildare Ireland, and a stray marmalade cat who has adopted the family.

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