Wednesday 29 January 2020

Get out the BBQ: Parts of the country to be hotter than European hot spots today

Delicious german sausages on the barbecue grill
Delicious german sausages on the barbecue grill
Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

Keep the sun cream and BBQs close today as Dublin will be as hot as European hot spots; Paris, Prague and Berlin today.

“The east of the country will enjoy warm sunshine well into the 20s with temperatures expected to reach up to 25 degrees,” said Met Éireann forecaster Joan Blackburn.

“The west is slightly different story with cloud and drizzle mainly in the south-west.

“I’d imagine Ireland will be as hot as a lot of European countries today.”

However Joan said not to fear as it’s not the last of the summer sunshine.

“Certainly tomorrow won’t be as hot but today isn’t the last of the sunshine as tomorrow will still be warm,” she said.

Forecaster Gerry Murphy told that the rain will return throughout the country on Thursday.

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“Thursday will be mostly dry but rain will develop in the west and northwest and will become persistent towards evening,” Gerry told

Gerry said that Friday will be “bright and sunny” with highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees with moderate westerly breezes.

Enjoy the sunny weather while it lasts as next weekend will bring rain and the back-end of the Atlantic's Hurricane Gaston is expected to hit.

“The weekend will be more unsettled with persistent rain spreading across the country,” Gerry added.

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