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Sunday 28 May 2017

Attention sunseekers: Here's what you can expect for the week ahead

Edel O’Reilly, from Cabra in Dublin, and her dog Missy on Portmarnock Beach enjoying the hottest day of the year. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins
Edel O’Reilly, from Cabra in Dublin, and her dog Missy on Portmarnock Beach enjoying the hottest day of the year. Photo: Colin Keegan/Collins

Meadhbh McGrath

After a stunning start to the week, the unsettled weather has returned with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers.

“I have got bad news – we can’t beat yesterday,” RTE meteorologist Joanna Donnelly told Radio One’s Morning Ireland.

Sunseekers enjoyed a beautiful day across the country on the hottest day in a decade, but many will have noticed a change overnight after waking up to rain.

This morning’s damp and misty start will give way to a bright, fresh day with plenty of sunshine across all areas this afternoon and highest temperatures of 18C to 22C.

Three year old Saoirse Gallagher with Alex [8] and Evie [5] Doyle from Cabra, cool down the water on Dublin's Dollymount Strand.
Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath
18/7/16
Three year old Saoirse Gallagher with Alex [8] and Evie [5] Doyle from Cabra, cool down the water on Dublin's Dollymount Strand. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath 18/7/16
18/07/16 People out enjoying the good weather at Forty foot, Sandycove ,Dublin this afternoon..Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
18/07/16 People out enjoying the good weather at Forty foot, Sandycove ,Dublin this afternoon..Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
18/07/16 People out enjoying the good weather at Forty foot, Sandycove ,Dublin this afternoon..Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
18/07/16 People out enjoying the good weather at Forty foot, Sandycove ,Dublin this afternoon..Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
18/07/16Enjoying the good weather at Forty foot, Sandycove ,Dublin this afternoon..Pic Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
19/7/16 Kara Hinch, age 4 and Ryleigh Coulahan, age 3, Tallaght, enjoying the great weather at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin. Pictures:Arthur Carron
19/7/16 People enjoying the great weather at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin. Pictures:Arthur Carron
19/7/16 People enjoying the great weather at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin. Pictures:Arthur Carron
19/7/16 Eve Craven, age 5, and her brother Isaac, age 2, Killiney, enjoying the great weather at the Forty Foot in Sandycove, Dublin. Pictures:Arthur Carron
Sun, Sea, Sand and an Ice Cream... Two and a half year old Callum Mulholland from Finglas cools down with and ice cream on Dublin's Dollymount Strand. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath 18/7/16
Ten year old Ella Troy jumps off the sandunes with Aidan [7] and Cian [6] Cullen from Santry, on Dublin's Dollymount Strand. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath 18/7/16
Demi Ryan, 4, from Crumlin enjoys the good weather on Sandymount beach in Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 18/7/2016
Demi Ryan, 4, left, and Maya Courtney, 4 from Crumlin enjoys the good weather on Sandymount beach in Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 18/7/2016
Tuesday 19 July 2016. Photo: Douglas O'Connor. Portmarnock Beach. Enjoying the sunshine: Ava Moran (3) Isabella Dodrill (7) Harry Moran (7) from Blanchardstown.
Tuesday 19 July 2016. Photo: Douglas O'Connor. Portmarnock Beach. Enjoying the sunshine.
Tuesday 19 July 2016. Photo: Douglas O'Connor. Portmarnock Beach. Enjoying the sunshine. Shay's Burger Van.
Tuesday 19 July 2016. Photo: Douglas O'Connor. Portmarnock Beach. Enjoying the sunshine: Kate Spila from Maynooth with her son Adam (3) and her nephew Daniel Spila (4)

While there will be a chance of showers later today and overnight, by tomorrow morning there will be outbreaks of rain spreading eastwards over the country.

Met Éireann said it will be cloudy tomorrow, with heavy showers arriving in the afternoon.

Those in the west can look forward to a brighter day on Thursday and it will still be warm, with temperatures climbing to 22C.

Forecasters predict the rain will clear by Friday for a mainly dry day with sunny spells and top temperatures of 18C to 21C.

There will be light northwesterly breezes during the day, and by nighttime temperatures will drop to a more comfortable 10C to 14C.

“It’s not all bad – I know I’m saying ‘rain’ a lot, but there are sunny spells in between the rain,” Ms Donnelly said.

The outlook for next weekend looks similarly mixed – while forecasters said we can expect highs of 22C on Saturday, there will be persistent rain in the early afternoon.

The warm spell looks set to cool with temperatures falling from Sunday onwards, although it will be generally dry.

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