Thursday 29 September 2016

It's the warmest day yet - but make the most of it, Ireland's Mediterranean spell is set to end

Published 08/06/2016 | 07:27

Soaking up the sun in the Phoenix Park was Claudia Doyle from Castleknock. Pic Steve Humphreys
Soaking up the sun in the Phoenix Park was Claudia Doyle from Castleknock. Pic Steve Humphreys

We're in for the warmest day yet - but make the most of it, as Ireland's sunny spell is coming to an end.

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Temperatures could hit as high as 25 degrees today and we can expect some sunshine along the way too, according to Met Eireann.

Forecaster John Eagleton told Independent.ie that temperatures on the charts are reading 24 degrees, but they could reach 25 today.

The rest of the week will be good news for those students trying to dodge stuffy exam centres (but maybe not so much for those who got used to our temporary Mediterranean climate) as temperatures are set to drop.

Four year old Lola Murphy pictured with her one year old niece Mila Murphy [both from Dublin] as they play on the wet sand after the tide went out on Dublin's Dollymount strand. Picture: Frank Mc Grath
Four year old Lola Murphy pictured with her one year old niece Mila Murphy [both from Dublin] as they play on the wet sand after the tide went out on Dublin's Dollymount strand. Picture: Frank Mc Grath

"It's a bit misty and foggy this morning, but it looks like the sunshine will slowly get going," Mr Eagleton said.

"Tomorrow will be a good day too, we'll be down a degree in temperature.

"The temperatures will return to more normal levels after tomorrow, but they will still be good.

"We can expect temperatures from between 16-20 degrees for the rest of the week."

People enjoying the sunshine on Dublin's Dollymount Strand.Picture : Frank Mc Grath
People enjoying the sunshine on Dublin's Dollymount Strand.Picture : Frank Mc Grath

A humid night this evening will give way to another warm day tomorrow with good sunshine and highs of 20 to 23 degrees.

However, Friday will be a cloudy day with scattered outbreaks of showery rain. Maximum temperatures will drop back to around 16 to 19 degrees.

There will be outbreaks of showery rain on both Saturday and Sunday. Both days are expected to be cloudy, but Saturday is expected to brighten with good sunshine developing throughout the day.

And a preview to next week? The country can expect sunshine and showers, with highest temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees.

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