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Sunday 20 April 2014

Indian summer to last a few more days

Niamh and Don Sheridan in Sandycove, Dublin
Niamh and Don Sheridan in Sandycove, Dublin

IT'S been a blissful Indian summer to top off an almost perfect season – and it's not quite over yet.

Parts of Ireland have been basking in unseasonably high temperatures of 23 degrees alongside Lisbon, San Francisco and Rome.

Casement Aerodrome in Dublin; Belmullet in Co Mayo; and Valentia in Kerry recorded the highest temperatures yesterday.

However, parts of the south coast were not so lucky, with fog and drizzle creeping in and lower temperatures of around 15 degrees recorded in Roches Point in Cork.

"We've had a few pleasant enough days in some parts but it's been fairly miserable along the south coast, with fog coming from England and France," a Met Eireann forecaster said.

The weather today should remain similar, although there may be some outbreaks of rain in the late morning in the south-west

Tomorrow should be "decent" – with temperatures of around 17 to 19 degrees – but there may be scattered showers and again on Thursday.

Friday will be warm and dry, with rain returning to the south coast overnight, spreading to much of the country on Saturday morning.

However, the weekend will be "quite warm for late September" with temperatures reaching highs of up to 20 degrees.

Irish Independent

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