Temperatures to hit 22 in places today as warm weather continues

Warm sunny weather on the cards for today
Warm sunny weather on the cards for today

The mini heatwave that has hit Ireland is set to continue for a few more days for most of the country, with the mercury hitting 22 degrees in some places today.

Met Eireann are predicting that most of the country will enjoy hazy sunshine and warm sunny spells today, with temperatures ranging from 15 or 16 degrees Celsius in the south to 21 or 22 degrees Celsius in northern parts of the country.

However, some rain will creep in to southern counties this morning and it will spread across Munster and south Leinster.

Tonight will be mild and humid, with lowest temperatures of 11 or 12 degrees.

The outlook for the rest of the week is pretty good, especially if you are in the west.

Met Éireann's Siobhan Ryan said mild, warm weather which swept across western areas yesterday will continue for the next few days, but it will be cooler in the east and there will be showers in southern counties.

However, the south will see the best of the warmer, drier weather later in the week as high pressure settles there.

After a misty Wednesday, Thursday will see the weather pick up again, and temperatures will hit 20 degrees in places, with 'decent' amounts of sunshine forecasted.

It will turn cool on Friday night and the weekend should be fresher as temperatures return to more normal levels for this time of year.