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Happy days! Current spell of dry and warm weather is set to last until well into the week

NewsBy Neil Fetherston
Happy days! Current spell of dry and warm weather is set to last until well into the week

Happy days! The current spell of dry and warm weather the country has been enjoying over the weekend is set to last until Thursday, forecasters have predicted.

Temperatures could reach as high as 17 degrees before then.

The warm, pleasant weather is due to an area of high pressure settling over the country for the next few days.

Patches of mist and fog could form in the coming nights, which could become quite cold, however.

"Well, we have an area of high pressure, it's centred in the Irish Sea, and it's really not going to move very far over the next few days, so the good weather is going to stay with us," said Met Éireann meteorologist Deirdre Lowe.

"Daytime temperatures are going to get up well above normal between 13 and 16 or 17 degrees, and very light winds, so in the sunshine feeling pleasant."