Friday 23 February 2018

Today set to be hottest day of the year as temperatures to soar past 26C

Sun, Sea, Sand and an Ice Cream... Two and a half year old Callum Mulholland from Finglas cools down with and ice cream on Dublin's Dollymount Strand. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath
18/7/16
Sun, Sea, Sand and an Ice Cream... Two and a half year old Callum Mulholland from Finglas cools down with and ice cream on Dublin's Dollymount Strand. Picture Credit : Frank Mc Grath 18/7/16
Independent.ie Newsdesk

Independent.ie Newsdesk

IT'S a day for ice cream, BBQs and sun cream as Ireland is set to bask in the hottest day of the year so far.

Met Eireann has said it expects temperatures to reach a very balmy 26C in many parts of the country today.

However cloud will continue to persist across parts of Connacht and Ulster.

A spokesperson for Met Eireann also advised that, with the good weather, UV levels would be high even in cloudy conditions.

“We’re definitely advising sun cream this weekend.

“It’s looking to be very good, particularly in the capital.”

The warm weather is expected to continue tomorrow and through to next week.

Tomorrow won't be as warm as today - however temperatures could still reach 25C in some areas.

Enjoy it while you can, as an unsettled spell is expected to begin in the middle of next week.

Wednesday will start well with temperatures in the low to mid 20s, however some showers will break out later in the day.

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