Yesterday was the hottest day of the year (so far!) and there's more of where that came from 3 months ago

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year (so far!) and there's more of where that came from

Farmer's Tan season is just around the corner...

If you enjoyed the summer sun this weekend, we've got some great news for you.

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Yesterday was officially the hottest day of the year in the country, and more good weather is set to come to Ireland next week.

The whole country was enjoying the heat on Sunday (8 May), with temperatures in Phoenix Park reaching upwards of 20.6 degrees Celsius.

The heat was spread across Ireland, as according to Met Éireann, temperatures between 17 and 20 degrees were detected in Donegal, Roscommon, Meath, Westmeath, Carlow, Cavan, Tipperary, Clare, and Sligo.

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While the weather has cooled down today and there's plenty of rain about too, don't get too down just yet as more good weather is set to arrive this weekend.

The rest of the week is set to be blustery and rainy, with scattered showers and some dry patches across the country.

Thursday will be mostly cloudy with scattered outbreaks of rain in the west and north, but largely dry elsewhere.

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The highest temperatures will be between 11 to 14 degrees, along with a moderate south westerly breeze.

As the week comes to a close, however, the weather will begin to dry up, with Friday set to be dry but cloudy, with some showers in the west and north west.

Temperatures will reach between 13 and 18 degrees, with the mildest weather to be found in the south east.

Met Éireann is predicting that next weekend will be even warmer and more settled again, so be sure to stock up on sun cream (and after sun, for those that end up with red necks over the weekend).

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But don't get too excited; we're not getting a heatwave just yet.

Speaking to JOE amidst reports of an impending 'heatwave' last week, Paul Downes, Meteorologist with Met Éireann, said: "A heatwave is 25 degrees or more for five consecutive days – we’re a long way off that."

Downes did note that "not all hope is lost" and we may well have a decent summer break on the horizon, so keep those fingers crossed.