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Saturday 23 August 2014

Sun keeps shining for rest of holiday

Emma Jane Hade

Published 21/04/2014 | 02:30

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One year old Olga Borisova from Belmayne at the Battle of Clontarf Festival in St Anne's Park Raheny yesterday.
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One year old Olga Borisova from Belmayne at the Battle of Clontarf Festival in St Anne's Park Raheny yesterday

THE country was blessed with good weather for most of Easter and the sun is set to continue shining today.

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Temperatures across the country hit highs of 17C over the weekend, with plenty of sunshine before showers crept in last night.

However, the sun will make another appearance before the end of the bank holiday, with more fine weather after a slow start.

Bars and restaurants noted a surge in business as people sought to soak up the sunshine.

Met Eireann forecaster Eoin Sherlock said it would be "cloudy with rain" this morning, but that a "decent enough day" would develop this afternoon.

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"There is probably not going to be the best start to Easter Monday. There will be some cloud about and there will be some overnight rain," he said.

"It might be slow to clear, but the good news is that it will pick up a little bit. The cloud will break and we will get some nice, decent sunny spells in the afternoon." He said that temperatures would range between 12C and 16C and would most likely peak in the afternoon.

Make the most of it – as the country prepares to go back to work tomorrow, we will experience some showery weather moving in from the UK, according to Mr Sherlock.

Wednesday too will be "cloudy and wet", with temperatures of 12C to 14C.

Irish Independent

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