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Monday 21 October 2019

A hint of summer: Temperatures to reach 20C but rain still likely

Flower power: Twin sisters Erin and Naoise Craven (6), from Lusk, north Co Dublin, enjoy the weather. Photo: Mark Condren
Flower power: Twin sisters Erin and Naoise Craven (6), from Lusk, north Co Dublin, enjoy the weather. Photo: Mark Condren

Callum Lavery

Sunshine will finally return to Ireland this week, with improved temperatures - but scattered showers could still put a dampener on things.

Following washout weather over the weekend, Met Éireann has said we can expect temperatures of up to 20C.

But the overall weather pattern is rather unsettled with little in the way of consistent summer sunshine.

There will be light south-westerly to westerly breezes in many areas today, and also some sea breezes developing along south and east coasts.

It will be dry with some sunny spells, but there will be scattered showers in the west and north.

Tonight will be mostly dry with clear spells, but scattered showers will affect counties along the Atlantic coastline.

It will still get chilly when the sun goes down, and lowest temperatures are expected to be between 5C and 9C.

Wednesday will have sunny spells with a few scattered showers, with temperatures still reaching up to 19C.

There will be more frequent showers expected in the west and north.

The mild weather will continue, with temperatures of 17C expected on Thursday, with those in the east and south-east enjoying the warmest conditions.

There will also be moderate westerly to north-westerly winds and scattered showers are expected.

Thursday night will be mostly dry with good clear spells and just the odd shower in the north-west.

There is good news on the horizon for anyone hoping to embrace the outdoors next weekend.

The early forecasts suggest that Friday will be mostly dry and sunny, with temperatures of up to 17C predicted.

Irish Independent

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