When the white Christmas he forecast didn’t transpire, Ireland’s most famous amateur weatherman thought things were going downhill.
But this morning postman Michael Gallagher proved a point as he took to the snow-covered hills of Donegal on his skis.
And the forecast from Michael is that winter still has a sting in its tail.
Michael, who predicts the weather through the behaviour of plants and animals, was up early to take advantage of a heavy snowfall in the North-West.
The amateur weatherman took to the hills between Glenfin and Glenswilly using skis he was given by some Norwegian friends.
“We have lots of snow up here and it was great to get the skis out and go for a wee spin,” he said.
And Michael said that while the current storms may keep heavy snowfalls away, he still thinks there is plenty more of the white stuff to come.
“I certainly think we will have a sting in the tail. We could have a very cold spring.
“The current storms means that we probably won’t get heavy snowfalls for the moment.
“But I think that come the middle and end of February, it could turn very cold and we could have some more snow,” he said.