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Thursday 22 February 2018

Good news for those seeking the summer buzz - this weekend is set to be a scorcher

Lyndsey Hatton and her niece, Pippa O’Connor (3), enjoy an ice cream in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Damien Eagers
Lyndsey Hatton and her niece, Pippa O’Connor (3), enjoy an ice cream in the Phoenix Park. Photo: Damien Eagers

Rebecca Lumley

It’s good news for those still seeking that summer buzz, as dry and hot spells are on the way for the weekend.

Temperatures on Saturday and Sunday are expected to climb into the mid-20s, with strong sunshine and little chance of rain.

Met Eireann forecaster Liz Walsh said that while it was unknown how far north the good weather would extend, temperatures in most places will be “above average.”

Don’t whip out the sunglasses just yet, however, as heavy cloud will linger for the next two days.

According to Met Éireann, today will be humid and cloudy, with scattered showers breaking out this evening. Temperatures will range between 17 and 20 degrees, with light winds blowing across the country.

Speaking on Morning Ireland, Ms Walsh added that some areas of the country would experience “hazy sunshine”, with “low pressure coming in from the south.”

Thursday will see much of the same, with  stronger winds in coastal counties. Temperatures are not expected to exceed 18 degrees.

Friday will be “murky” and damp, but temperatures will begin to rise ahead of the warm weekend.

Met Éireann said: “The misty and murky conditions are expected to retreat to northern and western counties during the afternoon, allowing sunny spells to develop in the parts of the east and south.

“There is now potential for locally quite warm temperatures in parts of the south and east with maxima of 20 to 23 degrees Celsius.”

Ms Walsh said of the coming weekend: “If you're a fan of warm and sunny, I have some good news for you.”

Saturday will see “long spells of sunshine”, with temperatures hitting the mid-20s in many parts of the country.

This is set to continue into Sunday and early next week, when winds will ease and rain will hold off.

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