Mercury hits 23C in 'mini Indian Summer'
TEMPERATURES soared yesterday as mercury levels hit a sweltering 23.2C in Dublin's Phoenix Park, which recorded the highest temperature in the country.
Met Eireann says temperatures are equally promising today with the mini 'Indian Summer' set to deliver a late year blast of sunshine countrywide.
Temperatures are likely to reach the early 20Cs in many parts of the country.
But the weather will become more unsettled in the coming days, with showers forecast over parts of Munster and Connacht tomorrow. Yet it will remain warm with balmy afternoon temperatures for late September of 18 to 21C expected, with particular hot spots in Leinster and throughout south Ulster.