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Dubliners enjoying the sunshine at the 40 Ft in Sandycove, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron/Collins

Dubliners enjoying the sunshine at the 40 Ft in Sandycove, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron/Collins

Dubliners enjoying the sunshine at the 40 Ft in Sandycove, Dublin. Photo: Arthur Carron/Collins

THE country is set for dry, bright and sunny weather this week with temperatures above average expected.

"Temperatures will be in the low to mid-teens during the day," said a spokesman for Met Eireann, adding that they'll be about three degrees above average for this time of year.

Dublin Coastguard said March is when the "weather starts to pick up" and to expect light winds as well during the week.

The good spell is to last until Friday, said Met Eireann, but because of conditions on the Atlantic, anything can happen as nothing is "cast in stone" for Irish weather.

"We'll have bright, sunny days but cold nights," explained a Met Eireann spokesman.

"At night the temperatures will be a few degrees below average for March," the representative said and added that fog and frost will develop as a result.

"The high pressure keeps the wind and rain away," said the spokesman, "so we'll have mostly dry conditions."

HOTTEST

While he couldn't say that there wouldn't be a single cloud over Irish skies, he did say there would be lots of sunshine.

The UK experienced its hottest day for six months yesterday, hitting 20.5C in Kent, signalling what Ireland may expect this week.

Paul Maher, curator of the Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin, said that what happened in England is often mirrored in Ireland, however, the frost at night won't do any favours to budding plants and flowers.

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