Sunday 25 February 2018

Warm weather set to end by weekend as 'high pressure clears'

Weather is set to stay dry and warm during the week
Weather is set to stay dry and warm during the week
Sarah Stack

Sarah Stack

The weather is set to be dry and warm during the week, with temperatures as high as 17 degrees in some parts of the country.

Met Eireann said that the warm, pleasant weather was due to "an area of high pressure settling over the country" and would last until "at least the end of the week."

“Expect dry settled weather through much of the week,” said Met meteorologist Pat Clarke.

“It should be in the mid-teens for most of the week, cooling as the weekend approaches.”

Monday and Tuesday will be dry and clear, though temperatures each night will fall to 2 to 4 degrees.

Wednesday will be another fair day with good sunshine.

Make the best of the good weather though, as Met Eireann warned that heavy rain was "likely this weekend".

Temperatures inland will reach 15 or 16 degrees in the afternoon but it will be cooler along southern and eastern coasts, with temperatures there between 12 and 14 degrees.

Earlier today, Met Eireann issued a ‘Orange’ fog alert for most of the east coast, and warned drivers to expect mist and fog each morning over the next five days.

“There is going to be a lot of heavy fog hanging on the south east coast each night, and we expect this to continue to keep coming in this week,” said Mr Clarke.

“We’ve some very cold nights ahead so drivers should take note if they’re traveling in the morning – the fog coming in from the south east will linger over night.”

“It will take a couple of hours to lift each day so if you’re heading out early, be careful.”

AA Roadwatch has asked motorists to use their fog lights in affected areas.

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