Enjoy it while it lasts - Ireland to be as hot as Berlin and Paris this week
Ireland will be almost as hot as Berlin and Paris this week with temperatures expected to reach up to 25 degrees.
Met Eireann Forecaster Joan Blackburn said “we can expect good conditions and sunshine” for the start of the week.
“It’s a lovely start to the day in most places and we will have warm and good conditions for most of the day and for most places well into tomorrow too.
“However it is going to become more unsettled from Tuesday and temperatures will be falling back to normal and even a bit below later in the week,” said Joan.
Today it is expected to be warm by early afternoon, with top temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees, with warmest conditions in the western half of the country.
Winds are south-easterly, but fresh at times along the southwest and west coasts.
“Any mist or fog will clear off quickly on Tuesday evening giving us another warm day. There will be good sunny spells during the morning and we will see heavy showers breaking out later there with a risk of thunder locally,” said Joan.
Keep the sun cream near as temperatures are expected to reach up to 25 degrees on Tuesday.
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Met Éireann forecaster Gerry Murphy warned people to "make the most" of the weather.
"It is going to get cooler and quite unsettled after that," he said.
"After Tuesday there is a fair amount of rain in store with above-average rainfall for most places this week."
Some areas, he said, could see twice the average rainfall over the next week.
On Wednesday, it will be mostly cloudy, with outbreaks of rain which could be heavy and possibly thundery in places. It will be fresher on Wednesday night as the rain is replaced by scattered showers.
Thursday doesn't look any better and it will be quite cool and fresh, with bright spells and scattered showers, possibly longer outbreaks of rain in places, especially in the north and north-east - with temperatures of 16C in the north but up to 20C in the south.
Irish Weather Online forecaster Peter O'Donnell said: "After some breaks on Thursday, another interval of showers or rain late in the week may persist into Saturday. There may be a gradual improvement but the pattern now looks rather variable with further intervals of showers at intervals of 2 to 3 days with the odd dry day in the mix, and temperatures not far from normal."