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Sunday 25 June 2017

Spring sunshine to give way to wind and rain

Little Aoife Traynor (10 months) enjoyed her first visit to the beach as she played in the sand in Salthill, Co Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes
Little Aoife Traynor (10 months) enjoyed her first visit to the beach as she played in the sand in Salthill, Co Galway. Photo: Andrew Downes

Ian Begley

Tourists and locals alike lapped up the sunshine while they could as heavy bouts of wind and rain prepare to make a comeback across the country later this week.

In Dublin's St Stephen's Green, hundreds kicked back and savoured the best of the springtime sun yesterday as the mercury reached 14C.

Plenty of people headed to the beach in the West too as the balmy spring sunshine continued.

Unfortunately, the warm weather will not last as harsh breezes and scattered outbreaks of rain are expected to hit the country today.

According to Met Eireann: "Today will be a mild and mostly cloudy day with outbreaks of rain developing, with highest temperatures ranging from 12 to 14C.

"Wednesday will be rather cloudy and breezy with scattered outbreaks of rain and heavy bursts locally with windows of mild sunshine occurring also, especially across the central belt of the country," a spokesperson said

On Thursday, the national forecaster predicted risks of spot flooding.

The spokesperson said: "Thursday will be humid and breezy with further scattered outbreaks of rain.

"Rain, however may turn very heavy and persistent with a risk of spot flooding. Highest temperatures ranging from 11 to 15C."

Irish Independent

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