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Shine on Ireland weather: Met Eireann predicts another scorcher with 22C highs

Highs of 22.1 degrees were recorded in Mount Dillon in Roscommon yesterday

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Harvey the cocker spaniel plays in the Irish Sea at Murlough Beach in Northern Ireland (Liam McBurney/PA)

Harvey the cocker spaniel plays in the Irish Sea at Murlough Beach in Northern Ireland (Liam McBurney/PA)

Harvey the cocker spaniel plays in the Irish Sea at Murlough Beach in Northern Ireland (Liam McBurney/PA)

It’s going to be another scorcher with high of 22 degrees predicted as Ireland soaks in the sun.

The hottest day of the year was recorded at Newport Furnace in Co Mayo on Sunday where the mercury soared to a sizzling 23.1 degrees with highs of 22.1 degrees recorded in Mount Dillon in Roscommon yesterday.

Looking ahead to today, Met Eireann revealed Atlantic coastal counties will see some rain however, it will be much nicer elsewhere.

A forecaster said: "Drier, brighter and warmer further east with spells of sunshine and just isolated showers in a light to moderate easterly breeze. Highest temperatures of 18 to 22 degrees generally, cooler though in Atlantic counties under the rain."

Sadly, the warm weather won't last long.

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Young people jump into the Grand Canal in Dublin as temperatures rise (Niall Carson/PA)

Young people jump into the Grand Canal in Dublin as temperatures rise (Niall Carson/PA)

Young people jump into the Grand Canal in Dublin as temperatures rise (Niall Carson/PA)

Showery outbreaks of rain will spread across the country tomorrow although it will stay warm before sunny spells return for the rest of the week.

Some scattered showers are expected in the west this afternoon and may turn heavy at times before the rain clears although further east, it will be drier, brighter and warmer with highest temperatures to hover between 18 and 22 degrees.

Tomorrow will be largely cloudy with showery outbreaks of rain spreading northwards during the day turning heavy and thundery at times with the risk of spot flooding.

Temperatures will be a little cooler at 16 to 20 degrees as dry spells develop through the afternoon in Munster, Leinster and Connacht as the rain moves northwards.

It will be a brighter day on Thursday with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, and it will be cooler, with highest temperatures of 13 to 18 degrees.

Friday will also be largely dry, apart from some showery rain in the southwest. Outbreaks of rain will become widespread through the morning and afternoon, but some eastern areas will to stay dry.

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Saturday will bring a mix of scattered showers and sunny spells with highest temperatures of in the southeast of 17 to 19 degrees.

Met Eireann says the further outlook is for a mix of scattered showers and sunny spells for Sunday and early next week, with temperatures generally in the mid to high teens.

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