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Sunday 18 March 2018

Met Eireann: Summer's disappeared, and there's little sign of it coming back

A woman enjoys the fresh weather in the Phoenix Park, Dublin (Pic:Mark Condren)
A woman enjoys the fresh weather in the Phoenix Park, Dublin (Pic:Mark Condren)

Ryan O'Rourke

THERE'S no sign for a return of summer - but we might see a little of the sun this week.

Matthew Martin, a forecaster with Met Eireann, has said there doesn’t look to be any return of summer weather or temperatures, but it is set to clear up this week.

“People should be prepared for fairly mixed weather today”, he said, with sunny spells and scattered showers set for across the country.

“The worst of the weather is expected to be seen across the west of the country.”

It is expected to be a cool day for mid-August with temperatures staying below 18 degrees.

Overnight we can expect to see dryer spells leading into tomorrow morning.

“Tomorrow is looking to be mostly dry with some rather fine sunny spells, with temperatures set to hit 21 degrees.”

Thursday looks to be dry too, with rain moving in overnight, leaving Friday overcast.

Temperatures will be between 17 and 19 degrees on Friday, and it will feel particularly humid.

“Saturday is looking ok, with sunny scattered showers. On Sunday will see more persistent rain.

“Current indications suggest the winds will become southerly later in the weekend but as yet no sign of any warmer weather on its way.”

If you have been noticing it’s a bit cooler than normal, you’re not imaging things. Temperatures are about one degree cooler than average for this time of year.

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