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Heat is on Temperatures to rocket to a sweltering 27C this weekend

Met Eireann has predicted that Saturday and Sunday will be mainly dry and warm with spells of sunshine for most of the country

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Cooling off in the heat

Cooling off in the heat

Cooling off in the heat

The summer is back with a bang this weekend with lots of sunshine forecast to raise temperatures to a sweltering 27 degrees. 

Met Eireann has predicted that Saturday and Sunday will be mainly dry and warm with spells of sunshine for most of the country and some of the warmest temperatures of the year.

The good spell is set to last into next week as well, with high pressure making for a dry Monday and Tuesday before more showery conditions return on Wednesday.

Met Eireann said: “High pressure will build over Ireland later this week and over the weekend bringing mostly dry conditions with increasing amounts of warm sunshine.”

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Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow

Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow

Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow

In the meantime, any mist and drizzle in the east will quickly clear this morning, although it will remain cloudy through the day with patchy drizzle on northern and western coasts.

The best of any bright or sunny spells will be in the south and east with highest temperatures of 17 to 23 degrees, and coolest in the west in light to moderate westerly winds.

It will stay mainly dry tonight although still rather cloudy with a little patchy drizzle at times, along Atlantic coasts.

Thursday will start out rather cloudy but the cloud is expected to burn off as the day goes on with temperatures set to rise to as high as 24 degrees in the east of the country.

Light northwest winds will keep temperatures at around 20 degrees in western and northern coastal counties, with a few spots of drizzle.

On Friday there'll be some cloud and patchy drizzle affecting northwestern coastal areas but elsewhere it looks set to be dry and warm with spells of sunshine.

Maximum temperatures will generally range between 22 to 25 degrees as things hot up but it will be a little less warm along coasts with sea breezes developing.

“The weekend looks set to be mainly dry and warm with spells of sunshine for most of the country,” Met Eireann said. “Daytime maxima will range 23 to 27 degrees in most parts but a little less warm in coastal areas as sea breezes develop.

“By night, it will be dry and humid with temperatures not falling below 14 to 16 degrees countrywide.”

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Weather expert Alan O'Reilly of Carlow Weather has said that the mercury should reach as high as 27 degrees this weekend.

"Temperature forecasts for rest of week, warming up nicely and up to 27 degrees for the weekend. Latest Global Forecast System charts just rolling out and they really are showing a cracker of a weekend. Lots of sunshine and up to 27 degrees,” he said.

Met Eireann added that while there is some uncertainty in the forecast, current indications suggest that high pressure will hold conditions warm and dry for Monday and Tuesday with high overnight temperatures too.

However, there is a “trend” towards more showery conditions next Wednesday.

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