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Thursday 17 August 2017

In pictures: Irish people soaking up the sun as summer makes an early appearance

People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
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Catherine Devine and Sasha Brady

People across Ireland have been dusting off the BBQ's and basking in the sunshine today as temperatures reach highs of 18 degrees.

And in further good news, it's going to be mostly dry here until the Easter Bank Holiday weekend.

Today the nation will be basking in sunshine as temperatures are expected to reach between 16 and 18 degrees.

"There will plenty of sunshine after early morning mist and fog clears and it will be quite warm in many parts of the country today.

People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos
People out enjoying the good weather at the Forty Foot, Sandycove, Dublin. Pic: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

"Later today cloud will increase along the Atlantic coasts there's a risk of sea fog developing on southern coasts," Met Eireann forecaster Jean Byrne told RTÉ News.

Enjoy the sun while you can today as Sunday will be cooler.

It will be mainly dry in the east and south, with a few bright spells.

"Tomorrow will be cooler today with some cloud and patchy drizzle mainly in the west and north. The rain will become more persistent and will spread in the afternoon," said Jean Byrne.

Temperatures are expected to reach up to 15 degrees but it will be coldest in the northwest.

Met Eireann Forecaster John Eagleton said: "There's going to be very little rainfall for the rest of the week, this will continue throughout the weekend and even into next week.

"Basically until Easter Saturday we aren't expecting there to be much rain."

Met Eireann have forecasted that while Monday will be mainly dry, from that night until Wednesday there'll be some rain over the northern half of the country but it will still be mostly dry in the south.

Mr Eagleton said he expects temperatures to drop again early next week but Monday's still set to be 10-3C.

He also said that those living in the midlands will enjoy the best of the weather.

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