Wednesday 23 August 2017

Sunseekers rejoice - The good weather seems here to stay as temperatures of up to 27C predicted

Eve Nugent, age 2 and Abbie Fallon, age 3, Dundalk, enjoying the great weather at Blackrock beach in Co Louth. Picture: Arthur Carron
Eve Nugent, age 2 and Abbie Fallon, age 3, Dundalk, enjoying the great weather at Blackrock beach in Co Louth. Picture: Arthur Carron

Daniel O'Connor

Don’t put away the barbecue or the sun cream just yet, as the next few days are set to be a scorcher.

Sun-seekers enjoying a sizzling weekend, where temperatures reached up to 27C.

Slather on the suncream and treat yourself to an ice-cream because the good weather looks here to stay.

Met Eireann has said more dry and sunny weather is forecasted for tomorrow, with top temperatures ranging between 23 and 27C.

However, Connacht and Ulster will again not be so lucky, with temperatures in the north and west of the country not expected to exceed 19C.

Tuesday will bring another day of sun with temperatures  as high as 26C predicted for the southeast, although north-easterly winds will make the day slightly cooler as it progresses.

Ireland's set to enjoy a heatwave this week
Ireland's set to enjoy a heatwave this week

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The northwest will finally become the nation’s hotspot on Wednesday as top temperatures of 26C are expected.

Elsewhere temperatures are set to vary between 20 and 24C.

The fine weather is likely to come to an end by Thursday afternoon, with the weather outlook becoming more unsettled from then.

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