Friday 23 August 2019

Summer temperatures arrive at last - but enjoy it while you can

Elise Fegan (3) from Dublin and her dog Mollie having fun on Dollymount Strand. Pic:Mark Condren
Elise Fegan (3) from Dublin and her dog Mollie having fun on Dollymount Strand. Pic:Mark Condren
Kitesurfing on Dollymount Strand during the hot spell. Pic:Mark Condren
Harman Johal and Savenna Johal enjoy an ice cream on a sunny day in the Phoenix Park in Dublin. Picture credit; Damien Eagers / INM
Rachel Farrell

Rachel Farrell

IRELAND is set for a scorching week as temperatures will soar up to 21C - but the summer weather isn't here to stay just yet.

Met Éireann are expecting temperatures to reach between 15 and 20C today, making it a mostly dry and sunny day.

There will be some fresh breezes however, with temperatures coolest along the south and east coasts. Tonight will be dry with clear spells, and temperatures reaching 8C.

The dry weather will continue into Tuesday and Wednesday with temperatures between 16 and 21C.

Liz Silveria (2), from Knocklyon, enjoying the good weather in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Liz Silveria (2), from Knocklyon, enjoying the good weather in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
People enjoying the good weather in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Jil Kellegher, from Portobello, & Evan Farren, from Stillorgan, enjoying the good weather in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Liz Silveria (2) & her father Keith Masterson, both from Knocklyon, enjoying the good weather in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
People enjoying the good weather in Merrion Square, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
(L to R) Sarah Shannon & Margo Shannon, both from Clonskeagh, with Millie the dog enjoying the good weather at Dollymount Beach, Dublin last month. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Conor Phillips from Mayo with Socks, a Cavalier King Charles, enjoying the good weather at Dollymount Beach, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Sam Manning (3) & Seoda (7 months) Manning both from Raheny enjoying the good weather at Dollymount Beach, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Windsurfers enjoying the good weather at Dollymount Beach, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Breeda Heaney from Santry with Bear, a poochon dog, enjoying the good weather at Dollymount Beach, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samira Jabakhanji from Phibsboro & Kate Gajewska from Kimmage enjoying the good weather at Stephens Green, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Conor Phillips from Mayo with Socks, a Cavalier King Charles, enjoying the good weather at Dollymount Beach, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Luke Tymcheko (3) from Dublin feeding the birds whilst enjoying the good weather at Stephens Green, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins
Samira Jabakhanji from Phibsboro & Kate Gajewska from Kimmage enjoying the good weather at Stephens Green, Dublin. Photo: Gareth Chaney Collins

"It will become a bit cloudier in the west later in the day on Wednesday," forecasters said.

"Highest temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees with moderate southeast breezes. It will be coolest in the east and south and warmest in the midlands and northwest."

There will be "a bit more cloud than previous days" on Thursday but conditions will remain largely dry and sunny, with a possibility of one or two isolated showers later in the day.

However on Friday, the day will start off dry before showers develop in the east and south.

"These will spread westwards across the country through the afternoon," forecasters said.

"It will be noticeably cooler with light to moderate easterly breezes and highest temperatures ranging from 12 degrees in the east to 17 degrees in the west."

While current indications for the weekend suggest that Saturday and Sunday will bring a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers.

Some heavier showers are expected on Sunday, with highs of 17C.

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