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Monday 18 December 2017

Last summery sizzle before autumn arrives

autumn is just around the corner, with temperatures set to drop.

But Met Eireann meteorologist Pat Clarke said the warm weather should lingers for one last hurrah, especially in Dublin.

"The weekend should be largely dry with some sunny spells, and it will feel a lot fresher with temperatures around 17 to 18C," he said.

"However, the wind will become more northerly and the nights will begin to feel much cooler and more autumnal."

The settled weather is expected to remain throughout most of next week. Temperatures in the capital on Monday and Tuesday will be around 16 to 17C which is normal for this time of year.

There will be scattered showers this afternoon, and although the temperature will be 19C it will be noticeably cooler than yesterday, when hundreds of people descended on Merrion Square to bask in the sunshine and enjoy the gourmet offerings from the park's weekly lunchtime market.

The slightly cooler weather this weekend should not dampen the spirits of those attending the Irish Craft Beer and Cider Festival which is at the RDS until Sunday.

Up to 10,000 are expected to attend the festival - which features 200 craft tipples from all over Ireland - and enjoy live music and artisan food.

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