Country basks in sunshine as crowds flock to seaside
Sunshine, blue skies, and unusually warm temperatures raised spirits throughout Ireland yesterday.
And today the East coast will get the best of the weather with above average temperatures for much of the day.
Crowds flocked to seaside locations yesterday as temperatures soared five or six degrees above normal.
In Baldonnel temperatures hit 18.3C and Dublin Airport enjoyed temperatures of 18.1C. The normal average maximum temperature for April is 12C.
"The weather was beautiful right across the country. The highest temperature was recorded at Mount Dillon in Co Roscommon at 18.6C," said Met Eireann forecaster Gerry Murphy.
It was only in southern coastal areas hit by mist and fog and sea breezes that temperatures remained at normal levels.
Today, Dublin is expected to enjoy another fine dry day before clouds and rain from the West arrive in the East tonight.
Tomorrow is be noticeably cooler with temperatures of 9 to 12C. It will be a bright day with some showers.
Sunday will be even cooler with more clouds and rain.
But the good news is the weather will get better again between Monday and Wednesday next week, with temperatures rising to 18C, he said.