Met Eireann Ireland weather forecasters pinpoint days heatwave will hit with mid-20s temperatures

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It’s a rainy morning in Dublin and there’s a mixed weekend on the way but things are looking up for next week with temperatures set to hit the mid-20s.

Met Eireann say today will be mostly cloudy with patches of rain and drizzle in the morning although they will clear by the afternoon with maximum temperatures of 17 or 18C.

It will be mainly dry tonight with clear spells developing and minimum temperatures of 12 or 13C.

Thursday will be mainly dry with rain developing later in the afternoon.

It will be quite warm and humid with temperatures of between 20 and 22C.

The national forecast for the weekend is a mixed bag although it’s looking like it will be mainly dry with a chance of some spells of rain.

And things are looking extremely promising for next week as temperatures climb to the mid-20s and possibly even higher by next Thursday.

Here’s how things are looking for the week ahead:

Friday: “Cool, with some bright spells, but showers also, initially mainly in the north and northwest, but extending southwards during the day. Max. 13 to 17 degrees, in mostly moderate north or northwest winds, strong on Connacht and west Ulster coasts.”

Saturday: “Some bright spells, but scattered showers also, mainly in the east and south. Max. 15 to 20 degrees, in light to moderate northeast breezes.”

Sunday: “There is still some uncertainty, but currently Sunday is looking mainly dry, with sunny spells, but some scattered showers are still likely. Max. 15 to 21 or 22 degrees, in light northerly or variable breezes.”

Next week: “Early indications are for mainly dry, settled conditions, with a mix of cloud and sunny spells and light winds. Becoming warm also, with temperatures of 15 to 22 degrees on Monday, rising to the low to mid 20s for Tuesday and Wednesday, possibly higher on Thursday.”