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Monday 22 September 2014

Dry, cooler weather in store for rest of week

Published 07/04/2014 | 02:30

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Katelijne Verbruggen, left, and Jasmine Murray enjoy the good weather in St Stephen green. Picture: Damien Eagers
Katelijne Verbruggen, left, and Jasmine Murray enjoy the good weather in St Stephen green. Picture: Damien Eagers

AFTER basking in near summer temperatures, that jacket will come in handy again as things settle back to normal for the rest of the week.

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Phoenix Park saw the highest temperature in the country yesterday, with a balmy 16.8C recorded.

However, the sunny south-east also lived up to its name, with plenty of sunshine over the weekend.

But Met Eireann has said that after that brief interlude, temperatures will now go back to normal for this time of year, at about 11-13C.

However, it's not all bad news as we are entering into a settled period with plenty of dry weather over the coming week.

"We will get the odd day of sunshine and the sun is starting to work again now after the equinox," said a forecaster.

After some rain overnight and into the early morning, the rest of the day will be mostly dry for large parts of the country, though with some April showers lurking and there may even be some risk of thunder. Temperatures will settle around 14C.

It will remain dry and fair for the rest of the week.

Irish Independent

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