Thursday 27 November 2014

Last days of exams to finally bring exam weather as hottest day of the year on the cards

Published 15/06/2014 | 10:16

THIS year’s exam students have got away without classic exam weather – however all that is set to change.

Traditionally Junior and Leaving Cert students have to contend with sunny weather, however the unsettled spell this year has made it easier to cope with exams.

However it’s better late than never for the rest of us, as this week could see a record for hottest day of the year set.

A spokesperson for Met Eireann told Independent.ie that temperatures will be five or six degrees above average for most of the week.

05/06/2014 Niamh Joyce from Rathfarnam enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Niamh Joyce from Rathfarnam enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
People enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
People enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
People enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Ethan Burke 3 from Dublin's City Centre enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Sarah Woods from Kerry & Jana Hladikova from Clonsilla enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Rachel Stuart from Portmarnock & Ciara Macken from Sutton enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

“Temperatures will be rising by about one or two degrees every day from now until Wednesday.

“The average for this time of year is about 16 to 18 degrees, so they’ll be far above normal.”

Temperatures are expected to peak on Wednesday, when the mercury could reach 25 or 26 degrees.

However enjoy it while you can – as temperatures are set to tumble back to average as we head into the weekend.

05/06/2014 (L to r) Sarah Woods from Kerry & Jana Hladikova from Clonsilla enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Sarah Woods from Kerry & Jana Hladikova from Clonsilla enjoying the good weather on Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

“Thursday will bring a fresh front from the north, so we’re looking at temperatures falling back to 16 or 17 degrees in the Northern part of the county.

“Munster and parts of south Leinster should remain warm in Thursday with temperatures of around 22 or 23 degrees, however the fresh front will have spread to all parts by Friday.

“Friday into next weekend will see much fresher conditions, however there will be sunny spells with up to 20 degrees possible at times.”

And it wouldn’t be Ireland without the rain – due to the heat expected later in the week there is the possibility of sudden thundery downpours.

 

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