The hottest day of the year so far could arrive this week
Time to stock up on suncream.
The hottest day of the year so far could be coming on Thursday as this week's forecast looks set to bring some scorchers amid high pressure, according to Met Éireann.
The forecast predicts temperatures will reach the low 20s or even higher in the days ahead, with dry, sunny and warm conditions coming our way.
The hottest day of the year so far has been 21.3C in Roscommon on April 16. However the forecaster says that on Thursday, May 25, temperatures will climb "into the high teens or low 20s widely, possibly higher in prolonged sunshine further south."
Highest temperatures today (Monday, May 22) range from 14 degrees in the north and up to 18 degrees in the south with a light to moderate northwest breeze. Tonight will remain mostly clear, with lowest temps hitting 5 to 9 degrees.
Take a look below at the weekly national outlook, according to Met Éireann.
Mostly dry weather with sunny spells for the week ahead ?️☀️
Though, the N & W will be cloudier at times with the odd patch of rain ☁️?️
It’ll turn warmer too with temperatures reaching the high teens or low 20s later in the week ?
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— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 22, 2023
Tuesday will be largely dry with spells of hazy sunshine, best of which in the south and east. Cloudier in the west and north with the chance of the odd spot of coastal drizzle. Highest temperatures of 13 to 19 degrees, coolest along northern and Atlantic fringes with a moderate onshore breeze here. Elsewhere it will feel warm in any sunshine with just a light northwest breeze.
Dry and clear, apart from coastal showers in the northwest. Lows of 4 to 8 degrees Celsius in light northeasterly breezes.
Dry and mostly sunny, though cloudier skies across the northwest will produce some light rain or showers. Highest temperatures of 14 to 19 degrees Celsius, in just light northwest breezes with best values across the east and southeast.
Warm and sunny with temperatures climbing into the high teens or low 20s widely, possibly higher in prolonged sunshine further south. Winds will be mostly light northerly, though coastal breezes will set in at times.
Little change with warm and summer like conditions continuing.
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