The RTÉ weather team was delighted to welcome two new recruits to its ranks.

To mark World Down Syndrome Day, Emer Macken and Patrick Becker helped out with the daily forecasts.

Emer and Patrick are members of the Galway based Blue Teapot Theatre Company.

They worked closely with our weather team and Patrick will present some of our forecasts on-air throughout the day.

Blue Teapot Theatre is a multi-award winning Theatre Company for artists with intellectual disabilities. 

Ryan with Patrick and Emer at the RTÉ canteen.
Patrick and Emer with Ryan Tubridy in the RTÉ canteen