Met Eireann weather forecasts showers for Dublin before hottest day of the year

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Dublin is set to be hit by showers before the capital sizzles on the hottest day of the year.

The mercury is set to hit a sweltering 21 degrees this Sunday with long spells of warm sunshine.

Today will be bright and fresh with sunny spells and some showers. Temperatures will range from 14 to 16 degrees.

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Tonight will be largely dry on tonight but cloud will tend to thicken from the west later in the night with minimum temperatures of 5 to 8 degrees.

Tomorrow will see sunny spells but with lots of cloud overall and scattered showers and the highest temperatures of 13 to 15 degrees.

By evening time, cloud will break allowing for a mostly fine evening.

While there is no further forecast for Dublin, here is what the national outlook says:

Thursday night

“Showers will tend to become confined to coastal counties of the west and north overnight with long dry and clear spells developing elsewhere.

“Lowest temperatures of 8 to 11 degrees in a fresh and blustery southwest breeze.

Friday

“Long sunny spells are expected on Friday with just a few showers, mainly affecting Atlantic coastal counties.

“Top temperatures will range from 16 to 20 degrees, warmest in the east of the country with a fresh southwest wind. Generally dry on Friday night with just isolated showers.

“Areas of mist and fog may form as southwest winds decrease light to moderate. Minimum temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees.

Saturday

“It looks set to be a mostly dry day on Saturday but with plenty of cloud around during the day.

“A few showers will develop in the afternoon. The best of the sunshine is expected in coastal areas and the evening will turn out sunny in many areas.

“Maximum temperatures of 15 to 18 degrees with a mostly light southwest or variable breeze. Long clear spells on Saturday night with just a few mist or fog patches. Minimum temperatures of 6 to 9 degrees in light, variable breezes.

Sunday

“There will be long spells of warm sunshine across the country on Sunday with just a small chance of an isolated shower.

“Top temperatures of 18 to 21 degrees generally but a little cooler in some coastal areas as sea breezes develops.

“It looks set to be mild and humid on Sunday night with the chance of a few heavy showers breaking out later on. Minimum temperatures of 11 to 14 degrees.”

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