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Sunday 25 August 2019

City to enjoy Super 8s and sword swallowers in the sunshine

Families watch the Space Cowboy at Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular
Families watch the Space Cowboy at Laya Healthcare’s City Spectacular

The sunshine is set to beam down on Croker this evening as the Dubs kick-start their Super 8s group against Cork, with temperatures expected to reach up to 23C.

Jim Gavin's men take on the Rebels at 7pm, before Roscommon visit GAA HQ next weekend and then the Dubs face Tyrone in Omagh a fortnight later.

As for the weather, it won't just be blue skies today, with Met Eireann saying the good weather will stay all the way into Monday.

Temperatures will reach highs of 25C with sunny, dry spells, particularly in the midlands tomorrow.

"Sunday will mostly be the warmest day," Met Eireann forecaster Matthew Martin told the Herald.

The forecaster added that the warm, summery weather will continue over today and tomorrow, with temperatures hitting 23C.

"There will be a bit of cloud today with some sunny spells widespread throughout the country," said Mr Martin.

Acrobats

There will be plenty to do in the city to make the most of the dry spell.

Merrion Square will transform into a sea of colour for Laya Healthcare's City Spectacular.

Families will be able to witness ambitious acrobats, savour food from around the world and even take part in wellness activites at the It's Good To Live stage with RTE's James Patrice.

Finn and Tom McDonnell enjoy the sun
Finn and Tom McDonnell enjoy the sun

Speaking to the Herald, Patrice said there would be everything from trampolining to zumba classes on offer.

"There's lots going on, with loads of different performers - there's even a guy swallowing swords," he said.

"I'll be hosting the It's Good to Live stage, which is all about health and wellness.

"We have the Boogie Bouncers, for a workout on the trampoline, we have family yoga and we have zumba classes."

If you work up an appetite after that, there will be a range of food stalls offering dishes from across the globe.

The City Spectacular continues today from noon until 8pm, and again tomorrow.

As for the week ahead, Monday will see very similar temperatures, with highs of 21C to 25C.

The rain is predicted to stay away until the late afternoon.

However, later next week the weather will be more unsettled, with bands of rain and showers anticipated.

Tuesday is set to see the usual Irish staples of rain and cloud make a return.

Temperatures will plummet to between 17C and 20C.

Meanwhile, there will be showers nationwide and a risk of thunder and spot flooding.

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