Mercury rising with hottest day of year to come
THE WARM weather is set to continue into this week with the hottest day yet to come.
The warmest temperature recorded so far this year is 22C but Met Eireann expects this record to be smashed on Wednesday. The forecaster expects temperatures to soar into the mid-20s later this week, which will mean conditions similar to those in the south of France.
"Wednesday will probably be the warmest day," said Danielle Lowe, meteorologist at Met Eireann. "I predict the hottest temperatures will be around 25 degrees and it will probably be hottest in the west and mid-west."
Sun screen and sunglasses will continue to be essential items this week. Some light, north-easterly breezes are expected around coastal areas but there will be good sunshine. Ms Lowe added that western parts of Munster, Connacht and slightly inland areas will experience the best of the weather.
However, things may start to cool off towards the end of the week with some potential for rain.