The earliest surviving Radio Éireann recording of a weather forecast from 1939. Bernadette Plunkett announces that the "...Outlook for Saturday similar."
- Title Weather Forecast 1939
- Production Year 1939
- ContributorBernadette Plunkett (Announcer)
- Clip Duration 00:00:20
- Material Type Audio
- Clip title Earliest Surviving Recording of Weather Forecast
- Extended description
This is the earliest surviving Radio Éireann recording of a weather forecast from 1939. Bernadette Plunkett announces that the,
"The chief items of tonight's news are weather will be mainly fair but there will be local coastal fog and drizzle in the west and north. It will continue rather warm in all districts. Outlook for Saturday similar."
The photograph accompanying this clip shows a cloud formation over Clonmel and was taken during the productions of the RTÉ television documentary 'King of the Road', the third and final programme in a series entitled 'Rural Portrait' 1968.
The photographer was Roy Bedell.
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- Local keywords Weather Forecast, Radio Éireann, Bernadette Plunkett, 2RN, Broadcasting, RTÉ, 1930s, Weather
- Geographical coverage Ireland
- Topic The Media
- Publisher Broadcaster RTÉ
- First broadcast channel Radio Éireann
- Country of production Ireland
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- Item type part/extract
- Item sound Mono
- Language used English (eng)
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Clip Length - 00:00:20