Your mates in London, New York, Australia or Belfast couldn’t give two flying fucks that it’s 18 degrees in Newry, it has emerged.

New research has revealed that smugly posting a screen shot about a weather event over which you have no control doesn’t make you a better person.

While your overseas friends may post encouraging comments like ‘SO Jealous!’ or ‘It’s so cold over here!!!’ experts say they are merely humouring you, as they would a small child.

Damien Shields from Newry said he was surprised by the findings. “I honestly thought people were impressed by the fact that it’s not raining in this shithole.”