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Thursday 22 March 2018

Good news for the weekend: Ireland set to be warmer than Greece

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Ireland's unseasonably warm weather is set to last into the weekend - but the warmest day may not arrive until Monday.

Temperatures of up to 15 degrees are expected on Saturday, making Ireland warmer than Greece which is experiencing temperatures as low as 12 degrees.

But high pressure due to build up over the country on Sunday night and into Monday means the mercury could hit 17 degrees as everyone returns to work.

"The beginning of next week looks better, a ridge of high pressure will mean it'll be dry with sunshine. If it comes as it looks now, temperatures will be in the teens between 14 and even even up to 17 degrees," Met Eireann forecaster Matthew Martin told

Despite the warm temperatures the weather was not unusual for March, which often brings "big swings" in the temperature he said.

Today will be marked with cloud and patchy drizzle with the mercury set to hover around the 11 to 13 degrees mark.

Tonight there will be some light rain moving in from the west which will move east early tomororw.

On Saturday the west of the country will get the bright, sunny spells earlier in the day but by afternoon there will be dry, bright, sunny spells across the country.

Sunday morning is due to bring rain but the showers are expected to  clear around lunchtime, with cooler temperatures of between 9 and 11 degrees.


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