Sunday to be the hottest day of the year with temperatures reaching 26 degrees 1 week ago

Sunday to be the hottest day of the year with temperatures reaching 26 degrees

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Sunday is set to be the hottest day of the year so far with temperatures promised to hit the mid 20s in some areas across Ireland.

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Temperatures look set to reach 26 degrees in parts of the country, most likely in eastern areas.

Speaking on RTÉ's Morning Ireland on Friday morning, Met Éireann's Gerry Murphy said the weekend will see a return to very warm weather, especially on Sunday.

"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," Murphy said.

"A good deal of dry weather but perhaps a few showers in the evening."

Meanwhile, Saturday will be mostly dry but the best of the sunshine will be in the east and south of the country while there will be some cloud in the west and north with the risk of some drizzle.

It will be warm in most areas but especially in the east and south, with temperatures of 20 to 23 degrees.

However, temperatures are set to lower slightly again next week with Monday being a fresher day with temperatures of 15 to 20 degrees.

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Then we get on to Tuesday. I've never liked Tuesdays and this is why.

Tuesday will start mainly dry but rain will develop in the west in the morning and will spread eastwards throughout the day.

However, it will be mild with temperatures of 14 to 20 degrees.