Thursday 25 December 2014

Spring is in full swing - take out the suncream

Published 11/03/2014 | 08:47

Spring is in full swing this week with temperatures set to climb each day.

After a stormy and dramatic start to the year, the sun is finally shining.

Temperatures yesterday hit as high as 12 degrees and forecasters are predicting more heat for the rest of the week.

A Met Eireann spokesperson said Thursday will be the warmest day with temperatures of around 13 or 14 degrees.

Today, it'll stay dry with long spells of sunshine across most areas, possibly a little cloudier though near some southern fringes with sunshine a little hazy in the northwest.

Highest temperatures today will be between 9 to 13 degrees.

"Most areas will be sunny during the day with some light winds," the spokesperson said.

The forecaster advised those heading outdoors not to stay out for too long without suncream.

And he warned against taking a dip in the ocean because the seas are at their coldest in March, at the end of winter.

"It will be pleasant for a nice walk but maybe too early to go to the beach."

Present indications suggest St. Patrick's Day will prove to see some showers, but it'll be mostly dry and cloudy.

Though most areas will see a lot of dry weather right up until the end of this week, a few showers will feed in across the country during this weekend.

Temperatures will fall back a little from Friday with more cloud around.

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