Evelyn Cusack has confirmed that she will no longer be presenting the weather on RTÉ, as she’s been promoted to a top job in Met Éireann.
According to the Irish Independent, the news was announced to staff in the meteorological service yesterday that Ms Cusack is to become Head of Forecasting.
The role was left vacant by the retirement of another viewer favourite, Gerald Flemming, in December last year.
A source said, “It was only announced in the last day or two. The interview for the role was last week and there was an official email recently sent out stating the decision made.”
Speaking about whether Evelyn will still be on our screens, the source added, “She will still be on TV at times during important weather announcements and such, but definitely not as much.”
Evelyn is Ireland’s longest serving TV weather presenter, and has been on our screens for 30 years.
She first appeared as part of the launch of RTÉ’s Six One News in October 1988.
The weather broadcaster has also delved into reality TV shows over the years, including RTÉ’s Failte Towers in 2008 and Celebrity Masterchef on TV3 in 2017.