Met Éireann predicts highs of 18 degrees this week 1 year ago

Met Éireann predicts highs of 18 degrees this week

Spring has truly spring.

The long St Patrick's bank holiday weekend saw some glorious weather visit our shores, and it looks like it's set to continue as the week goes on.


Met Éireann's forecast for this week came out earlier today, and we're set for some very sunny weather with some unseasonable highs.

The sunny weather comes courtesy of the arrival of high pressure over Ireland this week.

After a pleasant and dry day, with highest temperatures of 11 to 15 degrees, tomorrow, Tuesday 22 March will see plenty more sunshine with the mercury set to reach highs of 17 degrees in places.

The forecast for tomorrow reads: "Tomorrow, Tuesday will bring good sunny spells, mixed with some cloud at times. It will be dry for many places, however a few showers will break out during the late morning and afternoon. Highest temperatures of 11 to 16 or possibly 17 degrees, warmest in the midlands, north and west, in moderate or fresh southeasterly breezes, easing later."


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Wednesday will, similarly, get off to a sunny start, before turning a little cooler later, with most areas experiencing dry weather.

The Irish Meteorological Service's forecast for Wednesday states that the weather will be "mild with highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees in mostly light southeasterly breezes."


Cold weather will set in on Wednesday night with temperatures plummeting to 1 to 4 degrees with some grass frost developing in parts as well as mist and fog.

Thursday looks set to be the sunniest day of the week, with Met Éireann predicting it to be a "very mild, dry and sunny day with light breezes".

Highest temperatures will range from 13 to 17 or 18 degrees before turning cold as the evening draws in.

As it stands, it looks like Friday will be yet another sunny day with some "light to moderate, mainly easterly breezes", while the weekend is forecast to be "mainly dry with sunny spells".


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