Saturday 16 December 2017

It's back-to-school weather: Don't take out your coats yet as summer is set to return

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Catherine Devine

Catherine Devine

While many of us are waking up to a cold start this morning, our advice is don't take out the coats yet as Ireland is set for another summer spell.

“It will be a good week with some decent sunshine and few showers,” Met Eireann forecaster Gerry Murphy told

“Today we will see some sunshine and it will be nice and warm with temperatures expected to reach up to 22 degrees.”

He said today will be mostly dry, however patchy light rain or drizzle will affect parts of the west and north, mainly along coasts.

Keep the sun cream close as the summer will return to Ireland on Tuesday.

“Tuesday will be very warm with temperatures reaching up to 24 degrees. There will be good sunshine but some clouds in the west of the country,” said Gerry.

Wednesday will become cooler but it will be a bright day with sunny spells. A few showers will develop, mainly in the west and north.

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

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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