Tuesday 20 November 2018

Heatwave is here to stay as temperatures to reach 27C but it's set to become more unsettled

Katie Doherty and Eleanor Quaine from Longford enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray
Photo: Tony Gavin
Katie Doherty and Eleanor Quaine from Longford enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Siobhan McEnery and Tom Dillane from Abbyfeale enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Ava Usanova (11) from Swords Dublin enjoying the good weather at Donabate beach in North County Dublin at the weekend. Pic Steve Humphreys
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Enjoying the heatwave in Ballina and Killaloe Pic:Mark Condren 26.6.2018
Alexa (9) and Adelia (5) Sinkevic. Photo: Mark Condren
Martin dedecek, aged 11, from clondalkin, left and Rian Meade, 12, from Lucan play in the water at portmarnock strand in Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers
Yasmina, a female red panda, eyes up an ice block with frozen fruits inside Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
From l to r are, cousins, Katie Kelly, 11, Sadie Duff, 3, Noah Duff, 20 months, Abbie Kelly, 10, from donnycarney enjoying the good weather in Clontarf. Picture credit; Damien Eagers 27/6/2018
Megan Powell enjoyed the weather at the Forty Foot in Sandycove
Our heatwave is set to continue
Rossnowlagh beach in Co Donegal (PA)
Georgia Foran-Reid, age 10, enjoying the good weather at the beach in Skerries, North Dublin. Picture:Arthur Carron
Oussari, a male amur tiger, takes a dip in the water at Dublin Zoo Photo: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Brothers Luke and Josh Monaghan play in the water at Portmarnock Strand in Dublin Photo: Damien Eagers
Grace Hamilton and Noah Duffy enjoying the hot weather.
Emilia Barr [ 20 months] from Ballynameagh cools down in Lough Lene near Collinstown in County Westmeath.Picture Credit:Frank McGrath

Payu Tiwari

Slather on the suncream and fire up the barbecue as the heatwave looks like it's here to stay, with temperatures set to reach a sizzling 27C in the coming days.

Sun-seekers will be delighted to hear that we're set to enjoy even more good weather this week.

Met Eireann issued a status Yellow weather warning on June 30 for mostly dry and warm weather, which they advised could exacerbate drought conditions and that alert remains in place until Wednesday night.

A Met Eireann forecaster has said that the weather will become slightly more unsettled in the coming days.

One noticeable change would be the slipping away of wall-to-wall sunshine to make way for hazy sunshine and cloudy spells.

There might be 'occasional showers' this week but they won’t be enough, according to a Met Eireann forecaster.

Siobhan McEnery and Tom Dillane from Abbyfeale enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray
Photo: Tony Gavin
Siobhan McEnery and Tom Dillane from Abbyfeale enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Victor Devlin, Katie Hinchy Devlin and Aisling Hinchy from Foxrock having fun at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Children try their hand at painting at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray. Photo: Tony Gavin
Maeve Pluck from Carrickmines and Elizabeth Crown from Rathmichael at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray. Photo: Tony Gavin
Katie Doherty and Eleanor Quaine from Longford enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Heather Small formerly from M People performs on the Main stage at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Adam Cosgrove, England, Louise Casey, Monaghan, Mary O’Connor, Athlone and Michael Corcoran, Laois at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray. Photo: Tony Gavin
Aoife Shaughnessy from West Cork and Sophie Fell from Bray enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Saoirse Ryan, Wicklow and Aimee O’Neill, Blanchardstown enjoying the sun and sounds at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Podge Gill from Brave Giant performs on the Main stage at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray. Photo: Tony Gavin
Yvona Ostruszkova from Ashtown enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Ray Harmonn and Tom Dunne from Something Happens performs on the Main stage at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Niamh Cloherty, Glasnevin and Susan Flanagan, Galway enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray Photo: Tony Gavin
Michelle McCoy from Bray enjoying the festival atmosphere at Groove at Killruddery House, Bray. Photo: Tony Gavin

“We need 70-90mm of rain to bring the parched ground back to normal. We’ve been dry for so long, the rain in this week won’t be enough,” the forecaster said.

The weather will be more 'bearable' in coastal areas, with the accompanying breeze.

Kick starting the week with heat, Monday is expected to be very warm, with top temperatures of 23-27C.

Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday will all see temperatures reaching up to 26C, with a slight chance of drizzle in the northwest of the country.

The mercury will climb slightly further on Friday, although 'showers are likely', more sunny spells and hazy sunshine is expected.

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