Saturday 20 January 2018

Revealed: Ireland will be hotter than these top sun spots this week

People gather along the canal at Mespil Road in Dublin at lunchtime. Photo: Steve Humphreys
People gather along the canal at Mespil Road in Dublin at lunchtime. Photo: Steve Humphreys

Kathy Armstrong

Ireland is set to enjoy "wall-to-wall" sunshine this week as temperatures are set to be hotter than many European holiday hotspots.

Slather on the sun-cream and prepare the barbecue because Met Eireann has predicted that it'll get hotter than 25C in some parts of the country.

Sun-worshippers are sure to flock to parks and beaches across the country as it's set be hotter than parts of Portugal, Fiji, Turkey, Greece, Italy, Bermuda and Malta.

Many of us experienced a washout weekend and while today is also set to be unpleasant, it should improve for the rest of the week.

Forecaster Vincent O'Shea told Independent.ie: "Hopefully we'll be enjoying lots of fine, sunny weather over the next few days.

"By anyone's estimations it should be a warm week overall.

The classic 99
The classic 99

"Today will not be so great though, it'll be sunny but it will still be cloudy without outbreaks of rain and it'll be misty in places.

"It'll still be fairly cloudy tomorrow and there might be some very light, misty drizzle in the morning in the south and west, particularly in coastal areas.

"It's going to be mostly dry overall and the warmest weather will be in the midlands and in the north of the country.

"We can expect a fair but of warm sunshine."

Sunseekers rejoice because Mr O'Shea said that we'll be basking in sunshine as the days go on.

He said: "Wednesday and Thursday look like they will be smashing weather, it'll actually probably be wall-to-wall sunshine in some places.

"They will both be dry days and we can expect temperatures to reach the mid-20s in some places, possibly even higher.

"It'll  be warmest in the midlands and the north-west but it'll be a bit cooler in coastal areas."

As temperatures looks set to surpass 25C, it'll be warmer than sun-drenched destinations in some parts of Greece, Portugal and Italy this week.

Early indications suggest this weekend could be a mixed bag and it'll be more unsettled.

It will still be warm and humid on Saturday and then fresher on Sunday, when some rain and winds are expected.

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