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Izabela Ferreira and Maressa Figueiredo (both 27), from Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the good weather in St Stephen’s Green

Izabela Ferreira and Maressa Figueiredo (both 27), from Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the good weather in St Stephen’s Green

Izabela Ferreira and Maressa Figueiredo (both 27), from Rio de Janeiro, enjoy the good weather in St Stephen’s Green

Ireland is set for a short Indian summer this week as a marked change in the weather sees warm temperatures and sunny spells.

With last week's stormy conditions behind us, temperatures will climb as high as 21C in the coming days with forecasters predicting the conditions will last until the weekend.

"High pressure has started to settle in and Wednesday looks to be the best of the days," said Met Eireann forecaster Joanna Donnelly.

"We're looking at temperatures of 13C to 16C on Tuesday and up to 18C on Wednesday, maybe even more, and then it's around the same for the days after.

"Considering the weather in recent days it's looking better this week."

Met Eireann is predicting top temperatures of 17C to 21C tomorrow with sunny spells in southern and eastern areas. Temperatures fall back slightly on Thursday with 15C to 19C.

Storm Ali, the first of the winter storms to make landfall in Ireland last week, brought gale-force winds.

But as the weather front changed over the weekend, dry and settled conditions started to dominate.

Wiggles

"The polar front is a line that is always around us and during September it usually wiggles up and down," added Ms Donnelly.

"We have seen tropical storms on one end last week and the opposite then happens on the other side of that line and we're on the warmer side of the line this week."

While much of the country will remain dry, patchy showers will affect some areas, specially in the north.

Friday is set to be a cool, bright day with sunny spells.


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