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14th Jul 2021

Met Éireann forecasts temperatures of 27 degrees ahead of sizzling weekend

Clara Kelly

weather this weekend

Looks like a heatwave could be in store for the weekend.

Met Éireann has forecast that rain will clear across the country from today, with temperatures set to soar to highs of 27 degrees in what it set to be a sizzling weekend.

Any mist and drizzle in the east will quickly clear on Wednesday morning, but it will remain rather cloudy through the day with patchy drizzle on northern and western coasts at times.

The best of any bright or sunny spells will be in the south and east of the country with highest temperatures of between 17 to 23 degrees.

Thursday will start out rather cloudy, according to the Met Éireann forecast, but it is expected to get brighter as the day goes on, with temperatures set to rise to again to as high as 24 degrees in the east, sitting closer to 20 degrees in western and northern coastal counties.

High pressure building over Ireland towards the end of the weekend and the weekend will bring mostly dry conditions with increasing amounts of warm sunshine.

Apart from some cloud and patchy drizzle affecting northwestern coastal areas, Friday will dry and warm with spells of sunshine, with maximum temperatures ranging from 22 to 25 degrees.

The good weather is set to continue throughout the weekend, remaining dry and warm with plenty of sunshine and temperatures ranging from 23 to an incredible 27 degrees.

There is some uncertainty in the forecast for next week, but current indications suggest that high pressure will hold conditions warm and dry for Monday and Tuesday with high overnight temperatures, with more showery conditions set to return on Wednesday.

Until then, get the sun cream ready and break the barbecues out, some proper summer weather is on the way.