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29/05/2013 Max OHare enjoying the good weather at the forty foot Sandycove, Dublin this afternoon. Photo: Collins Photos

29/05/2013 Max OHare enjoying the good weather at the forty foot Sandycove, Dublin this afternoon. Photo: Collins Photos

29/05/2013 Max OHare enjoying the good weather at the forty foot Sandycove, Dublin this afternoon. Photo: Collins Photos

WE could be in for a mini heatwave over the bank holiday weekend with temperatures set to rise in excess of 20C in most parts of the country.

The balmy conditions of the past 24 hours are set to continue in many areas. Today, the south-east and south should enjoy dry, settled conditions. Met Eireann said there would be further bursts of sunshine sweeping the country today, although cloudier and cooler conditions could arrive tomorrow.

But Mediterranean-style temperatures will make a welcome return on Saturday with a spell of dry, warm weather set to last well into next week.

Yesterday, temperatures reached 18C in places.

"Saturday will be mild and Sunday milder still with temperatures over 20C from Monday onwards," said Deirdre Lowe of Met Eireann.

Irish Independent