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Tuesday 25 October 2016

Could summer be finally on its way? Plenty of sunshine in store this week as rain to hold off

Meadhbh McGrath

Published 23/05/2016 | 08:04

Warm, dry weather
Warm, dry weather

After a weekend dominated by heavy showers, the rain looks set to ease up with plenty of sunshine in store this week.

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The last of this morning’s mist is due to clear to a dry, sunny day.

A few light showers will affect northern and eastern parts of the country, which should die away by tonight.

Despite the sunny spells, temperatures will be below normal for late May, with highs of 12-15C today.

Tonight will be cold, as temperatures drop to 5C with some patches of mist and fog developing overnight.

Met Eireann predicts that Tuesday will be a fine day with plenty of sunshine.

We can look forward to warm, dry weather with temperatures reaching 18C inland or in the west, and 14-15C along the eastern coasts.

It will stay dry Tuesday night, with a light to moderate breeze and lowest temperatures of 5-8C.

There will be further sunny spells on Wednesday, and most areas will remain dry, although forecasters warn there is a chance of patchy rain.

Keep the sunglasses handy on Thursday, but you might want to grab an umbrella just in case – there will be some showery rain, but Met Eireann said it is not expected to be heavy.

The warm weather is expected to return for Friday, and early predictions for this weekend indicate a mixed bag of weather, with periods of bright sunshine mixed with some rain.

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