People all over Ireland enjoy the sunshine as temperatures soar on "hottest day of the year" 1 month ago

People all over Ireland enjoy the sunshine as temperatures soar on "hottest day of the year"

You just love to see it.

People all over Ireland have been enjoying the sunshine today as temperatures soared on what could be the "hottest day of the year".

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Met Éireann issued an update earlier today as temperatures are expected to reach 26 degrees in parts of the country on Sunday.

The weather experts say it will be dry and warm in most areas of Ireland with sunny spells, especially in the east and south.

Maximum temperatures are expected to reach 19 to 24 degrees generally, however, in Atlantic coastal counties the maximum will be 15 to 19 degrees, and between 20 to 26 in the East.

Forecaster Gerry Murphy said earlier this week: "Sunday looks like being the warmest day of the year so far with temperatures reaching between 20 and 26 degrees - 25 or 26 degrees in parts of the eastern half of the country".

The weather is expected to take a turn for the worst from mid-week next week so people throughout the country have been making the most of the sunshine today - here's how people have been choosing to enjoy the lovely weather.

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Dr Geraldine Fahy shared a "glorious" snap of the sunshine in Inch beach in County Kerry. While the picture was taken yesterday, Fahy and family are still taking in the rays at home in their back garden today.

Meanwhile, Emer Fitz shared the sweetest picture of her dog Coolio watching the Under 11's Cabinteely team play a game of Football - and we have to say, we haven't ever seen a dog look more chilled out.

Sarah Elaine Darcy also showed off some clear blue skies in Cahir County Tipperary today. What a view.

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Finally, Martha Ryan showed off a stunning view of Ballinskeer Beach in Curracloe County Wexford.

There's nothing quite like Ireland when it's sunny eh?

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While the weather over the past few days has been fantastic and Monday is set to also be bright and mainly dry, with sunny spells and maximum temperatures of 14 to 19 degrees, the good weather could be coming to an end pretty soon.

Met Éireann forecasted "changeable weather in the week ahead, with some rain at times".

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They added that there will be "overall a good deal of dry weather", however, conditions will turn cooler and more unsettled from midweek onwards. Here's hoping the sunshine sticks around!