Thursday 22 February 2018

Are you near one of the warmest spots in the country? They’re not where you’d expect!

Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

As sun worshippers head to beaches across the country to bask in the glorious sunshine the top five warmest locations in Ireland today aren’t where you’d expect.

Tuesday is expected to be the hottest day of the year with temperatures expected to reach up to 28 degrees inlands.

Here are the top five warmest spots:

  1. Athlone
  2. Mullingar
  3. Thurles
  4. Carrick-on-Shannon
  5. Portlaoise

Sun worshippers are lucky to be in any of the five spots but Met Eireann predicts that the rest of the country will still experience the heat.

“While inlands are the warmest, Dublin City Centre will be able to compete with the warmer spots,” said Met Eireann.

So whether you’re inland or along the coast it is sure to be a scorcher of a day.

Although today will be cloudier across the country, it is expected to remain dry and generally pleasant. There is a slight risk of the odd shower in north Leinster and Ulster later in the day but winds will remain light.

While today will be roasting Met Eireann predict it will be cooler but “reasonable” for the rest of the week.

 "It will then turn to normal temperatures of between 17 and 21 degrees, which are still reasonable,” said Met Éireann.

"The weather for the rest of the week will be more changeable with occasional showers, although it will remain dry and bright."

So enjoy the heat while you can and don’t forget the sun cream!

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