Dandelions at sunset. Photo: Magda Galazka

Warm week of fine weather with mercury to hit 24 degrees

Weather update from Met Éireann

A dominant high pressure to our northwest will move very little in the coming week continuing to keep it warm, for most, dry and generally sunny with temperatures in the high teens or low twenties. That’s the latest weather outlook from Met Éireann.

Today will be a dry and generally sunny day, though the sunshine will turn hazy at times. Turning warm again especially in the west with highest temperatures of 17 to 22 degrees generally. However, the east coast will hold a couple of degrees cooler in light to moderate easterly breezes.

Tonight will be dry with a mix of clear spells and high cloud with lowest temperatures of 6 to 11 degrees in light variable breezes.

Tomorrow will be warm, dry and largely sunny. Highest temperatures of 19 to 23 degrees although a light to moderate easterly breeze will keep things slightly cooler on northern and eastern coasts with highs there of 15 to 18 degrees.

Dry and mostly clear overnight on Tuesday with lowest temperatures of 7 to 11 degrees, some mist and fog patches in northern ulster in light northeasterly or variable winds.

Wednesday is promised warm, dry and sunny. Highest temperatures of 18 to 24 degrees. Mostly moderate northeasterly breezes will keep things slightly cooler in the east with highs there of 15 to 17 degrees.

Dry and mainly clear overnight on Wednesday with lowest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees in mostly light northeast breezes.

Thursday will be warm, dry and sunny once again with highest temperatures of 18 to 24 degrees. Once again though light to moderate easterly breeze will keep things temperatures slightly cooler on the east coast.

Dry and clear overnight on Thursday with lowest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees in mostly light easterly breezes.

Friday will again be dry and warm in many parts, although there will be a little more passing cloud over the northern half of the country. Highest temperatures over the western half of the country will range from 21 to 24 degrees, while moderate easterly winds will keep highs over the eastern half of the country lower, ranging from 14 on the east coast up to 19 in the midlands.

Current indications suggest that high pressure will continue to stick around over the bank holiday weekend, remaining generally dry and sunny with temperatures reaching the high teens or low twenties away from the east coast and possibly reaching the mid-twenties in some western parts.