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Sunday 20 April 2014

Blue Skies and hot sunshine to make a return for weekend

Emily Waters from Templeogue and Aoileann Ni Bhroin from Glasnevin enjoying the good weather on Portmarnock Beach

HOLD on to that sunscreen – the sun is to make a return this weekend.

Overcast skies have featured for much of this week, with temperatures remaining high throughout the day.

But the sun is forecast to make a re-appearance as we edge closer to the weekend.

“Weather will remain warm and dry for the rest of the week and weekend,” a spokesperson for Met Eireann said today.

“Since the start of the week, it has been cloudy in many locations but the temperature has stayed high – between 20 and 24 degrees.

“Sea temperatures are above average and we are currently experiencing drifts in from the Atlantic which explains the increase in cloudy weather,” he said.

“As the week continues we will experience a shift to a Continental air mass.

“Temperatures will rise to mid to late twenties towards the end of the week, with a return to hot sunshine,” adds the source.

Across the Irish Sea, the UK’s heatwave is intensifying with temperatures there hitting the thirties throughout the week.

Today, the Met Office has issued a warning to healthcare providers to be ready to help high-risk groups.

"There is a 90 percent probability of heatwave conditions between 0900 on Wednesday and 2100 on Thursday in parts of England," the Met Office said on its website.

But Met Eireann reports that Ireland’s temperatures are not set to reach these highs and the humid weather in the UK may lead to thundery rain by the middle of next week.

“On the Western edge of that, Ireland may also catch some of this thundery wet weather, at least on the Eastern coast.”

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