After the hottest weekend of the summer, temperatures to reach 24 degrees next week 1 month ago

After the hottest weekend of the summer, temperatures to reach 24 degrees next week

We finally have something resembling a summer.

Even by Irish standards and especially compared to last year, the summer of 2019 has been a damp squib so far, with loads of wind and rain and temperatures that require the wearing of multiple layers outdoors.

We’re about to get some much-needed relief from the mediocre conditions as we welcome the hottest weekend of the summer so far – the bar hasn’t exactly been set very high – when temperatures will reach 21 degrees on Saturday and 20 degrees on Sunday.

In further good news, according to Met Éireann, the mercury will hit highs of 24 degrees early next week, although as is the case this weekend, it’s not all good news.

Met Éireann’s forecast indicates warm and humid conditions for the start of next week, with those warm and humid conditions bringing occasional heavy or thundery showers in an unsettled spell overall.

It is also expected to feel particularly close at night-time, so there could be tossing and turning ahead for those of you who struggle to sleep in the heat.

It’s not perfect but it’s better than what we’ve been experiencing in recent weeks; fingers crossed for more positive news on the weather front ahead of the final weekend in June next weekend.