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Sunday 4 December 2016

Summer isn't over just yet... temperatures set to soar to 27C this weekend

Tomás Heneghan

Published 03/08/2016 | 12:13

A summer holiday can send a struggling couple over the edge
A summer holiday can send a struggling couple over the edge

Summer might be officially over, but the country may get lucky next weekend with another burst of sunshine as temperatures look set to reach 27C.

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Met Éireann has said that despite a “very changeable” week ahead, the weather could pick up again on Saturday.

They predict that temperatures could reach between 25C and 27C on Saturday in some parts of the country, after a dull start to the day.

Met Éireann’s Jean Byrne told Independent.ie: “On Friday night, you’ve rain and drizzle for a start coming in overnight but it brings in this very warm, humid air temporarily for Saturday.

“So after a dull start on Saturday, with some patches of rain and drizzle, it will gradually brighten up and it will be very warm and humid.

“And away from coastal areas temperatures could reach the high 20s.”

However the late summer weather is not predicted to last.

Ms Byrne explained: “You’re going to have more rain and drizzle coming in on Saturday night. Sunday will be a cooler, fresher day, but mostly dry – dry practically everywhere.”

Temperatures are set to fall back again to between 17C and 21C on Sunday.

However some areas along the Atlantic coast will remain “quite misty” on Saturday, particularly areas along the Western, Northern and Southern coasts.

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