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Sweltering weekend ahead as temperatures hit 25C

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Alexandra Spaeter in St Stephen’s Green. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Alexandra Spaeter in St Stephen’s Green. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

Alexandra Spaeter in St Stephen’s Green. Photo: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Dublin is set for a scorcher of a weekend with temperatures hitting 25C.

There will be dry and sunny weather across the country today, but we will not have heatwave conditions like our neighbours in Britain.

Dublin and the east coast will see sunny spells and temperatures of up to 23C today before heavy thunder showers sweep over the country tomorrow and Monday.

Met Éireann said temperatures will get up to 25C throughout the weekend, with overnight temperatures of 10C.

Forecaster Siobhán Ryan said it will stay relatively warm well into next week.

"Saturday will be a dry day with warm spells of summer sunshine," she said.

"The highest temperatures will range from 18C to 23C, warmest away from the east coast.

Tropical

"Sunday will be dry and calm with warm spells of sunshine, but isolated heavy showers may occur later in the day."

The highest temperatures will be between 20C and 24C.

While Monday will start off dry, showers will spread across the country after overnight thunderstorms and temperatures reaching up to 25C.

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Aoife (4) and Connor Dunne (2) on Grafton Street

Aoife (4) and Connor Dunne (2) on Grafton Street

Collins Dublin, Gareth Chaney

Aoife (4) and Connor Dunne (2) on Grafton Street

Temperatures in Britain will soar to 37C and a rare condition known as tropical nights will develop.

This happens when overnight temperatures never drop below 20C and is usually associated with countries in the Mediterranean.

Since 1960, Britain has experienced tropical nights on only eight occasions.