25C weather forecast for the weekend with 27C possible

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Met Éireann is predicting temperatures of 25 degrees this weekend and says temperatures could reach 27 degrees on Monday.

“It is very likely that we will see the hottest day of the year,” said Andrew Doran Sherlock of Met Éireann.

“Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far with 25.1C recorded at Mount Dillon, Co Roscommon.”.

High pressure dominates the weather over Ireland, bringing mostly dry and stable weather.

Tonight the skies will be clear for a while before the clouds thicken and the scattered drizzle spreads east.

It will dip between 11C and 14C on a mild, humid night.

Patches of drizzle and cloud are expected to appear tomorrow morning with patches of haze.

However sunny spells are expected to develop in the afternoon and evening with maximum temperatures of 16C to 23C generally expected.

It will be cooler in Ulster and warmer in the south and south-east tomorrow, with the Midlands enjoying the highest temperatures on Sunday.

The highest temperatures occur on Sunday and Monday.

“Certainly Sunday and Monday are the hottest days across the Midlands – parts of Munster and Leinster mainly,” Mr Sherlock said.

“It rises well up to 25C but you can easily see up to 26C or 27C in places.”

Sunday will be warm and largely dry with good sunny spells developing after an early morning mist or drizzle.

Sunday night will be dry with sunny spells and minimum temperatures of 10C to 13C.

“Sunday will be the most prevalent hot sun,” Mr Doran Sherlock said.

“For Monday, there will be good to hazy sunshine for much of the day, but it will start to cover up later in the evening.”

Met Éireann is forecasting highs of 21C to 27C on Monday with mostly light southerly breezes.

Monday night will be very mild and humid with temperatures of 14C to 16C.

There will be a break in warm weather on Tuesday, with cooler, cloudier conditions and some rain.

But the weather will improve further over the remainder of next week.

Sunny south west

Kinsale in County Cork was basking in temperatures of over 23 degrees this afternoon.

Rossa Gallagher reads on the seafront in Kinsale as part of the local Arts Weekend festival

The Kinsale Arts Weekend festival kicked off last night and Rossa Gallagher was taking a break from her day job in HR to read a bit on the seafront.

The festival has been going on for more than 40 years in different guises, and the sun still draws crowds, according to Anna Mulcahy, chairwoman of Kinsale Arts Weekend.

“Of course time lifts everybody’s spirits,” Ms Mulcahy told RTÉ News.

Chair of Kinsale Arts Weekend Anna Mulcahy

“It really makes a huge, huge difference. I think good weather is key and the sun is always shining in Kinsale.”

Met Éireann says there will be sunshine not just in Kinsale but virtually everywhere across the country this weekend.

“It’s finally happened,” Met Éireann meteorologist Joanna Donnelly said of the Irish summer and the weather this weekend.

“It’s going to be dry. There will be hot spells of sunshine. Temperatures will reach up to 25 degrees and probably more than that locally but, broadly speaking, we’ll have 23-25 ​​degrees across the country for the next few days.”

And that’s exactly what a beleaguered tourism industry has been waiting to hear.

Ciarán Fitzgerald runs the Blue Haven Hotel

Ciarán Fitzgerald, who runs the Blue Haven Hotel in Kinsale, said: “The sun makes all the difference.

“People don’t come to Ireland for the sun, but when it shines it’s magical.

“Places where Kinsale life comes to life. You can see it: the streets are bustling, the harbor bustling, the people having fun. The sun changes everything.”

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Sun Safety

People are advised to be careful in the sun, as the UV index is between high and very high levels.

Under a “very high” UV warning, people are advised to avoid being outdoors during midday hours.

Additional protection such as at least SPF 30+ for adults or 50+ for children, sunglasses and wide brimmed hats are required. People are also advised to seek shade.

Meanwhile, the BSE has issued a warning that people do not swim in the reservoirs.

He said: “These areas are not suitable for swimming due to the risk of deep, fast moving water, changing water levels and uneven ground.”

Pet care

A dog charity is warning pet owners of the dangers associated with higher temperatures.

Dogs Trust Ireland said puppies, older dogs, overweight dogs or dogs with larger faces are at even higher risk of heat stroke.

“Common signs of heat stroke to watch out for include uncoordinated movements or collapse, impaired or loss of consciousness, loss of vision, vomiting, diarrhea, seizures, coma or bleeding,” did he declare.

“If heat stroke is suspected seek veterinary care immediately, the sooner it happens the more likely the dog is to make a full recovery.

“Our dogs may actually be happier and safer at home where they can stay cool.”

The charity also advises dog owners never to leave a dog alone in a car in hot weather.

“A few minutes in a hot car can be fatal for your dog, with temperatures inside rising from 22 to 33 degrees in just ten minutes,” he said.

“Contrary to what some people believe, parking in the shade and leaving the windows rolled down does little to keep temperatures down, so please never put your dog’s life in danger. “

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