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Families will have plenty of opportunities for back garden barbecues and picnics

Families will have plenty of opportunities for back garden barbecues and picnics

Families will have plenty of opportunities for back garden barbecues and picnics

Ireland will bounce back from a 10C drop in temperature after the 22C high last Saturday to enjoy a week of dry weather with good, sunny spells, only interrupted by the occasional shower.

Met Eireann said the remainder of the week will deliver dry, sunny spells with temperatures climbing back to the high teens.

Families will have plenty of opportunities for back garden barbecues and picnics - with the week proving fine for gardeners.

However, today will be quite cold with most areas having temperatures of around 10C, though some eastern and inland areas will see highs of 13C.

It will be a dry, bright day but tonight will be very cold.

"Tuesday will be dry apart from perhaps a few light showers in Ulster," a spokesperson said.

"The best of the sunshine will be over the southern half of the country. It will continue to be cool, with highest temperatures of 10C to 13C."

Restrictions

"Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will continue dry with sunny spells and mostly moderate north-east breezes.

"Afternoon temperatures will range from about 12C in the east and north to 16C or 17C in the west and south."

All the indications are that next weekend will prove fine with extended spells of good sunshine and temperatures reaching the high teens.

Gardai have stressed that pandemic travel restrictions remain in place and both mobile and static checkpoints are to stay in operation.