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Summer strikes again as temperatures will hit high 20s this week

Summer strikes again as temperatures will hit high 20s this week

Temperatures are set to reach 27 degrees this week but you better make the most of it.

It will be unusually warm for Ireland this week with temperatures hitting a high of 27 degrees on Tuesday.

A Met Eireann spokesperson told Independent.ie that Monday and Tuesday will be the hottest days of the week.

Temperatures are expected to reach 25 degrees across the country by late afternoon as the Monday morning fog clears.

Tomorrow will be as hot as holiday spots The Algarve and Lisbon with the mercury bubbling to 27 degrees across the midlands, west and north.

It will feel fresher along the coast with sea breezes and top afternoon temperatures of 20 to 25 degrees expected across Leinster.

Met Eireann have predicted thundery showers across the coastal regions by late Tuesday evening.

However, plans for summer evening barbecues should be made early in the week as the dry weather is expected to break on Wednesday with showers forecast across the country.

"It will be humid and mostly cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain extending eastwards and some local thundery downpours possible. It will still feel warm with temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees," said Met Eireann.

Thursday and Friday will be "fresh, blustery days with sunny spells and passing showers".