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Saturday 21 September 2019

Mercury set to rise again with weekend sun after wet week

Pals Cara Brennan, Emma Gibney, Finn Fortune and Ciara Hogan enjoying a recent spell of sunshine in the Phoenix Park
Pals Cara Brennan, Emma Gibney, Finn Fortune and Ciara Hogan enjoying a recent spell of sunshine in the Phoenix Park

The good weather is set to return as temperatures reach up to 25C this week - but first we will have to endure more heavy rain showers.

It may still be August but the inclement conditions are set to continue for the coming days.

"Overall this week there will be changeable spells of sunshine and showers," said Met Eireann forecaster Liz Gavin.

"Early in the week temperatures are slightly below normal, with the temperature rising to above average towards the end of the week."

Umbrellas

Yesterday was a mixed bag, with some heavy showers through the afternoon and during the All-Ireland hurling final at Croke Park, but with sunny spells breaking out.

Today, umbrellas will still be required with temperatures between 15C and 19C, the forecaster said.

"Tomorrow, we have a warm front pushing up leading to some outbreaks of rain," said Ms Gavin.

"The day will be greyer with temperatures of 17C to 20C and light to moderate breezes."

Wednesday will present us with "more persistent and heavy spells of rain with fresh southern winds", and temperatures are expected to reach up to 19C.

The good news is that the mercury is then set to soar again as August comes to a close.

Early indications suggest that while there may still be some showers, it will be warm and sunny for the weekend.

The forecaster added: "On Thursday, temperatures will start to increase but it won't be completely dry. Friday is the driest of the days, with temperatures up to 25C."

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