This weekend is set to be a scorcher with temperatures forecast to reach a sizzling 20 degrees, the highest of the year so far.
But unfortunately, the good weather streak will break soon with “heavy downpours” due next week.
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Here’s Met Eireann’s forecast for the coming days:
“Any lingering mist and fog patches will quickly clear this morning to leave a dry day in most areas with sunny spells developing by afternoon and just the odd stray shower occurring.
“Mild with highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees with light southwest or variable breezes.
“Mostly dry with clear spells tonight though a few showers over the Irish Sea will move in over eastern and northeastern counties.
“Some mist and fog patches will develop in light breezes. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees.
“Tomorrow will be mild with good sunny spells at first but becoming cloudier later in the afternoon and evening. Largely dry too with just a few showers at times.
“Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees generally but light to moderate easterly breezes will keep it a little cooler near exposed coasts. Towards nightfall, showery rain will move into southern areas.
“A wet start to the week with widespread showery rain clearing northwards through the morning and afternoon, followed by sunny spells and scattered showers.
“There will be some heavy falls at times with thundery downpours possible. Highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees with moderate to fresh and gusty southerly winds developing.
“Outbreaks of rain, with some heavy falls, will extend across the country accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty southeasterly winds.
“The rain will clear northeastwards through the day as winds ease. Cooler than previous days with highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees generally.
“A further spell of showery rain will push up from the south later in the evening, tracking northwards overnight.
“Outbreaks of rain with heavy downpours will continue to track northwards over the country.
“Drier and sunnier intervals will develop for a time in the afternoon and early evening with further outbreaks of rain pushing in later.
“Highest temperatures of 14 to 17 degrees with southerly winds increasing moderate to fresh and gusty during the afternoon.”
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