Sunday 25 September 2016

Temperatures soar above 20C - but enjoy it while you can as rain to return this week

Published 08/05/2016 | 16:49

Ional Adrian Marginean from South Circular Road Dublin enjoying the sunny weather with his canoe along the canal at Portobello.
Photo: Steve Humphreys
Ional Adrian Marginean from South Circular Road Dublin enjoying the sunny weather with his canoe along the canal at Portobello. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Aine Hussey from Mornington Co Meath reading a book along the canal at Portobello. Photo: Steve Humphreys
Taking a selfie while enjoying the sunny weather along the canal at Portobello was Leonardo Vega and Renata Migliacci from Rathmines with Renata's visiting Mum Sandra Migliacci from Brazil. Photo: Steve Humphreys

TEMPERATURES have reached as high as 21C in parts of the country today - however rain is expected to make a return later this week.

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Met Eireann have confirmed today as the hottest day of 2016 so far.

After a wash out Saturday, the much publicised good weather arrived this morning.

Weather stations in Co Roscommon and Co Carlow have reported temperatures of 21C.

Aine Hussey from Mornington Co Meath reading a book along the canal at Portobello.
Photo: Steve Humphreys
Aine Hussey from Mornington Co Meath reading a book along the canal at Portobello. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Meanwhile stations in Galway, Donegal, Sligo and Dublin have all reported temperatures of 20C.

Temperatures are expected to reach above 20C both tomorrow and Tuesday.

Taking a selfie while enjoying the sunny weather along the canal at Portobello was Leonardo Vega and Renata Migliacci from Rathmines with Renata's visiting Mum Sandra Migliacci from Brazil.
Photo: Steve Humphreys
Taking a selfie while enjoying the sunny weather along the canal at Portobello was Leonardo Vega and Renata Migliacci from Rathmines with Renata's visiting Mum Sandra Migliacci from Brazil. Photo: Steve Humphreys

However Wednesday will mark a return to milder weather - with temperatures falling back to the mid teens and widespread showers.

Early indications suggest while next weekend will be dry, a cool northerly breeze will stop temperatures reaching this weekend's peak.

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