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Monday 24 April 2017

Is that the sun peeking through? The best Twitter reactions as Ireland waits for its 'heatwave'

You are guaranteed plenty of rain in Ireland.
You are guaranteed plenty of rain in Ireland.

Meadhbh McGrath

The country was expecting a ‘mini heatwave’ this weekend, but hopes of warm weather were dashed when the nation woke up to heavy rain this morning.

Although the sun has appeared at last this afternoon, social media users were less than impressed as they put their sunnies, shorts and SPF back in hibernation.

The best days are expected to be tomorrow and Tuesday, before conditions settle into proper late spring warmth, said John Eagleton of Met Eireann.

"It is gradually going to get warmer over the next few days," he said.

"The charts are showing us it will reach 21C and 22C.

"It may not be as high in Dublin because the winds will be easterly, but certainly in the midlands and the west of the country, that is what we are forecasting."

Tuesday will also offer patches of barbecue weather as the warm and dry conditions continue for most places, with highest temperatures of 19 to 22C.

However, it will be cloudy in Munster and south Leinster with rain or showers.

Temperatures along the east coast will range from 16 to 19C, with moderate to fresh northeast breezes.

On Wednesday the showers in the south will extend northwards and affect many counties.

However, the northern half of Ulster should stay mainly dry.

It will be a bit cooler with moderate northeast breezes and highest temperatures of 14C to 19C, warmest in the northwest.

Despite the positive report above, there were quite a few Saturday BBQs cancelled yesterday. Here are some of the best Twitter reactions:

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