One part of Dublin had the highest temperatures in all of Ireland since September last year
Sunday was a particularly good day if you happened to be in this part of the city.
We reported that Saturday was a fantastic day for lovers of Vitamin D, especially if you happened to be in the capital, and it turns out that trend continued on strong into the Bank Holiday weekend (but, as we'll reveal, it won't stay that way for very long)...
Yesterday's temperature champion Casement Aerodrome had to settle for 5th place, as the Phoenix Park rocketed to the top of the charts with a stunning 23 degrees recorded at 5.30pm.
This is the highest temperature in Ireland so far in 2018 (not surprising), and the highest recorded temperature in the country since 3 September 2017 (slightly more surprising).
Today's maximum temperatures for all stations are below.
The highest was 23.0°C at Phoenix Park in Dublin. Which is the highest temp so far this year and the highest since September 3rd. pic.twitter.com/Fyfmw27qGw
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) May 6, 2018
"But what about the future??", we hear you ask.
Well, we've got some good news, and some bad news.
Good news, thankfully, comes in sequential order, as Bank Holiday Monday is still seeing some mostly high temperatures, maxing out around 21 degrees in the warmer parts of the country, which is expected again to be the midlands and the east.
However, once everyone is back to work/college/school, it all plummets again, as Tuesday brings with it a cooler and fresher vibe than the previous few days, with maximum temperatures of 12 to 16 degrees, in mostly moderate southwesterly winds, fresh along Atlantic coasts.
Wednesday and Thursday will see temperatures drop to between 11 and 14, while Friday brings warnings of the dreaded "scattered showers".
Still though. We'll always that Sunday in the Phoenix Park...