Sunday and Monday set to be hottest days of the year so far
Sun-cream out now lads.
The weather is finally picking up, and it's currently looking like this weekend will be particularly nice, with Sunday and Monday expected to be the warmest days of the year so far.
According to Met Éireann, tomorrow will be "mostly cloudy" with some drizzle and mist in the northwest of the country. This wet start is expected to clear as the day goes on, with spells of sunshine developing while highest temperatures are expected to be between 16 and 23 degrees. The midlands will see the warmest weather, while it will be cooler up north.
The mercury will rise further on Sunday with highest temperatures between 20 and 25 degrees forecast. Overall, the day will be "warm and largely dry" with good sunny spells.
Monday, meanwhile, is expected to be even warmer, with Met Éireann forecasting highest temperatures between 21 and 26 or 27 degrees, which would make it the hottest day of the year so far.
Looking forward to the weekend?
It’ll be largely dry with light winds & temps increasing through the weekend, widely getting up to the mid 20’s 📈
There’ll be a fair amount of cloud at times, especially in the NW with some drizzle🌧️
Sunday will have the best of the sunshine☀️ pic.twitter.com/1nYnx7bFxA
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) July 8, 2022
However, by Tuesday, the weather will have chilled a little bit, and "cloudier" weather is on the cards, as well as some rain and drizzle, particularly in the west and northwest of Ireland. As it spreads southeastwards this rain will become patchier and lighter. Highest temperatures will be between 16 and 21 degrees. Leinster will see the warmest weather.
Moving on to the rest of the week, Met Éireann's further outlook states that Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be "mainly dry with bright or sunny spells". Temperatures are expected to reach the high teens to low twenties.
Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far. Met Éireann's Andrew Doran Sherlock told RTÉ that Mount Dillon in Roscommon recorded highs of 25.1 degrees.
The recent sunny and weather is the result of high pressure which has been dominating Ireland.
For the full weather report, head to Met Éireann's website right here.