Sunday 4 December 2016

The sun has got his hat on...

Grainne Cunningham

Published 25/04/2011 | 05:00

Ben and Mia Dorgan at Inchydoney beach, Co Cork yesterday
Ben and Mia Dorgan at Inchydoney beach, Co Cork yesterday
Andrew Ryan in Ventry Bay, Co Kerry
Lambs in Co Carlow

FICKLE April doused us with a few light showers and blew some clouds our way yesterday, but the bright sunshine we have enjoyed all month is expected to return today.

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And while most places experienced a dull Easter Sunday yesterday, the week ahead promises to be dry and sunny.

Last week, the whiff of barbeques filled the air up and down the country, summer clothes came out of storage and people got outside to savour the unseasonably fine weather.

And while the coming days are unlikely to be as warm as the latter half of last week, there is no threat of heavy rain or strong winds, Met Eireann said.

Forecaster David Rogers said temperatures are expected to be normal (between 11C and 15C), and possibly a little above normal.

Highs

But the highs of 21C and 22C experienced in certain places last Thursday are not expected to be repeated.

Today, after a mild and misty night, many of us will wake to a dull, overcast day. But most places will experience dry weather as the day goes on, with sunny periods in most places by evening.

Tomorrow will be a dry and fine day with variable cloud and sunny breaks, though it will feel fresh with temperatures at best in the mid-teens.

Wednesday will be another dry day in most areas, but it will be rather cloudy, and patchy drizzle may affect parts of the west and northwest.

Thursday will be warmer but also breezier. While most places will have pleasant sunny periods, there will be a chance of isolated showers.

Irish Independent

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