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Sunday 22 September 2019

Summer makes a reappearance just in time for sunny weekend

Taking the plunge: Swimmers make the most of the fine weather at the Forty Foot in Sandycove. Picture: Collins
Taking the plunge: Swimmers make the most of the fine weather at the Forty Foot in Sandycove. Picture: Collins

Aoife Walsh

Temperatures are set to hit 24C as the country basks in a blast of summer sunshine this weekend.

After a dull week of pouring rain and grey skies, the sun is set to make a welcome appearance and people have been urged to get out and enjoy it while it lasts.

Met Éireann forecaster Harm Luijkx said while today will be cloudier in the west of the country, sunseekers in the east and south-east will be graced with temperatures as high as 24C.

"Today is going to be a bit cloudier because there's a bit of an Atlantic front coming in, especially over the west of the country, and probably more cloudy and dull conditions.

"But it's going to be another warm day and in the east you'll see some sunshine breaking through again today, and temperatures could even be 23C or 24C. The west will be about 17C/18C and it will be a bit cooler so there will be a bit of a split," he said.

Tomorrow will be another warm day as temperatures will go as high as 22C.

"Then tomorrow, it looks to be dry countrywide again with sunshine in many places breaking through.

"Temperatures between 18C and 22C, so another warm day," Mr Luijkx said.

He expects the sun-scorched weekend to continue into next week until rain drifts in from the west to affect the rest of the country.

"Monday will still be good in the east with warm weather but there's rain coming in from the west later and it will slowly spread across the country. That could be the end of this spell of warm weather, but we could have warm weather in September again," he added.

Irish Independent

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