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Weather Ireland: Met Éireann forecasts cloudier day on Sunday but temperatures could soar next week


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Met Éireann has forecast a cloudier day today, however, there will be some good sunny spells with temperatures reaching 18C.

It will remain mostly dry today, however, the odd light shower is possible, especially in the north and east where it will be cloudier. 

“It’s generally staying settled today with some isolated showers in the northeast, temperatures generally 13C to 18C but it will be coolest in the north and warmest in the south,” Met Éireann forecaster Liz Gavin said.

Tonight will see mostly clear skies, however, cloud overnight and light showers will become more widespread in the north towards the morning.

From Monday the settled weather will take a turn and cool and showery conditions are in store. 

Although it will be cloudier with scattered showers in all regions tomorrow, many of the showers will be light and there will be some brief bright sunny periods. 

"Tomorrow we will see temperatures falling back to the low teens over the next few days so generally we are seeing temperatures 11C to 14C for Monday and Tuesday,” Ms Gavin said. 

"On Tuesday, scattered showers with a mix of cloud and some bright spells.

"Mostly cloudy across Ulster with a more prolonged spell of rain there. Some heavier bursts are possible near the north coast.

"Highest temperatures 11 to 15 degrees with light to moderate westerly breezes.”

There will be further showers on Wednesday, with the odd heavy one in the north. Temperatures will rise slightly with highs of 12C to 16C, reaching 17C degrees in southern areas. 

Thursday will be a drier day with sunny spells and just a few light showers developing as temperatures will reach highs of 15C to 17C. 

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It’s currently good news for next weekend then as from Friday a good deal of dry weather is expected as temperatures could reach 21C. 

"It looks like a lot of dry weather for Friday with a light northeasterly breeze, temperatures generally 16C to 20C, possibly 21C in parts of the southwest,” Ms Gavin said.

“As we go into Saturday at the moment it looks like a lot of dry weather. Temperatures 15C to 20C. 

“For Sunday there is a bit of uncertainty in the forecast, at the moment it looks like a lot of dry weather for the east but it could change as it’s a week away.

"At the moment it looks like a lot of dry weather in the east but some rain possibly coming in from parts of the west on Sunday evening.”

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