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Saturday 24 March 2018

It looks like we'll get a little Indian summer after all

Making the most of the sunshine in Dublin's Pheonix Park.
Pic Frank Mc Grath
Making the most of the sunshine in Dublin's Pheonix Park. Pic Frank Mc Grath

Sarah-Jane Murphy

Time to get the summer clothes back down from the attic.

Met Eireann have forecast a long spell of warm and settled weather which will last a week or possibly even longer.

A high pressure system will keep conditions mostly dry and settled for most of next week.

"It's looking very settled for the next seven or so days.

"It's what we would refer to as a late Indian Summer.

"It won't be exceptionally warm but temperatures will be a consistent 17-18 degrees," John Eagleton told

Today will be pleasant with highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees in light southwesterly or variable breezes.

Tonight will be mostly dry, but rather cloudy, with just a few light showers in the north and northwest but these will die out later during the night.

Saturday will be mainly dry but cloudy, especially in the west, lows of 8 to 11 degrees in freshening southerly breezes.

Sunday is set to be cloudy but dry apart from some patchy drizzle or light rain in western coastal counties.

Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees with moderate to fresh southerly winds, strong and gusty in the west.

Monday and Tuesday will both be dry and bright with sunny spells, afternoon temperatures in the mid to high teens and light southerly breezes.

Better late than never.

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