Sunday was officially the hottest day of the year but the weather will take a slight turn this week 1 month ago

Sunday was officially the hottest day of the year but the weather will take a slight turn this week

It was fun while it lasted.

Sunday was officially the hottest day in Ireland so far this year as temperatures soared to over 25 degrees in some places.

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Met Éireann reported a temperature of 25.7C was recorded in Dublin's Phoenix Park on Sunday.

Moore Park in Cork also recorded a temperature of 25.2 degrees making it the warmest spot in the south of the country.

However, due to clouds and rain along parts of the west, temperatures only reached the mid teens in some areas.

Prior to Sunday, the hottest day recorded in Ireland this year was at the very aptly named Newport Furnace in Mayo back on 30 May.

As we look ahead, Tuesday looks set to be dry with sunny spells over the midlands, east and south tomorrow.

However, it will be cloudier in the southwest, west and north with rain and drizzle spreading from the Atlantic through the morning and into the afternoon.

It will be warm in the midlands, east and south of the country with temperatures reaching 21 degrees in these pars.

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Met Éireann has said the weather will be fresher in the coming days with scattered showers and sunny spells.

On Wednesday highest temperatures will be 18 degrees in the east but with patchy rain and drizzle.

Thursday and Friday look set to be a mixture of sunny spells and scattered showers with temperatures in the mid teens.

As we look towards the weekend, rain will likely push in from the west through Saturday, with further showery rain at times on Saturday night and Sunday.

Temperatures over the weekend are likely to be below the average for this time of the year.

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