Friday 19 January 2018

'Mini heatwave' with us for most of the week


Lottie Swearingen (2) having a ball in Stephen's Green
Lottie Swearingen (2) having a ball in Stephen's Green
Dollymount Strand: The Macken family from Clontarf out for a walk with Charlie the dog. L to R: Kelly (13) Mike and Daniel (11).

Slap on the suncream and make the most of the next few days.

The sun will make a welcome return over coming days before the weather changes, with Met Eireann forecasting that it will become more unsettled from Thursday onwards.

But there is still time to fit in a few more barbecues before the rain comes.

Forecaster Joan Blackburn said that the dry weather will hold over the next few days.

"There may be a good bit of cloud about today, but quite good sunshine is expected on tomorrow and Wednesday and temperatures on both those days will be in the mid to high teens.

"But it does change on Thursday," said Ms Blackburn.


"It will still be mild on Thursday, but we'll the beginnings of a change during that day, and then for the rest of the week, it's unsettled. There will be rain coming in off the Atlantic," she said.

Between Thursday night and Friday, there will be rain in many areas.

"It gets more cool over next weekend, so it's quite different from what we have at the moment," she said.

"Temperatures could reach between 17 and 18C this week," she said, most likely on Wednesday and Thursday.

"It's been a settled spell for April," said Ms Blackburn about the weather overall during this month.

Highest temperatures in the west yesterday were 17C.

Dublin Airport was only reporting 10.5C yesterday afternoon, and the breeze off the sea was the reason for that, according to the forecaster.

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