Earliest Surviving Recording of Weather Forecast

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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
  • Contributor
    Bernadette 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."

  • Information

    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.

    © RTÉ Stills Library 2035/023

  • 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
  • IPR restrictions
    Rights Reserved - Free Access
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  • Item type
    part/extract
  • Item sound
    Mono
  • Language used
    English (eng)
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