Temperatures to hit highs of 25 degrees as summer set to finally arrive 1 month ago

Temperatures to hit highs of 25 degrees as summer set to finally arrive

It's been a long time coming.

Ireland is expected to experience long overdue summer weather this weekend as the forecast predicts temperatures to soar into the mid-20s

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According to Met Éireann, temperatures this Sunday will reach 24 degrees in Leinster and Munster and reach as high as 25 degrees come Monday.

Before then, temperatures will reach the low 20s in places but will remain cooler in coastal areas.

Thursday will be "mostly cloudy with some patchy drizzle in places" but will get brighter in the afternoon and evening with sunny spells and temperatures as high as 22 degrees.

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Friday will be dry in most places with isolated showers and light rain in the northwest, but better weather and more sunshine will arrive later in the day, with temperatures set to reach 23 degrees.

Saturday is set to be mostly dry with well-scattered showers and a mix of cloud and sunny periods, with temperatures again reaching 23 degrees.

Conditions on Sunday are forecast to be mainly dry and warm, with a few isolated showers and plenty of sunny spells as temperatures reach 24 degrees.

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"Best values across Leinster and Munster with light westerly or variable breezes,” reads the Met Éireann forecast.

As for next week, the national forecaster says: “Early days of next week are looking to bring a lot of dry weather with temperatures in the low, possibly mid, 20s.

“Somewhat cooler for the western and northwestern areas where it may be cloudier, with a chance of rain there on Tuesday.”