Thursday 19 April 2018

Summer's here... at last - temperatures to hit 24C, but it won't last

Emma Jane Hade

Emma Jane Hade

Whip out the suncream, as the mercury is on the rise again. After weeks of mixed weather conditions, the sunshine is finally on it's way back and the country will experience much warmer conditions today.

Met Éireann has said temperatures will rise to the mid 20s and that coastal counties along the east and in the Midlands will experience the best of the sunny spell.

"Today is going to be a warm day with sunny spells in many parts, but cloudier overall along the west coast. There will be some drizzle developing in the north west later. But in the midlands and east, there will be good sunny intervals and temperatures up to possibly 23C and 24C in parts. And, it will be 16C and 17C along the west coast," said meteorologist Deirdre Lowe.

This spell of highly anticipated good weather comes after an evening of clear skies, which left many parts of the country able to enjoy last night's annual Perseid meteor shower.

The show began to light up the skies after dusk yesterday and reached its peak after midnight. However things don't seem as promising after dusk this evening, as forecasters predict it will become "cooler and fresher" throughout Friday and over the weekend.

"Temperatures on Friday will be about 16 to 19 degrees. A few showers around, more unsettled and a bit cool again over the weekend, but sunny spells as well," Ms Lowe added.

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