Ireland could be in for the hottest day of the year this weekend with temperatures set to soar to highs of 18 degrees.
Met Eireann has forecast a balmy few days ahead with the warm conditions set to peak towards the end of the week.
Meteorologists predict that the pleasant weather will continue through the weekend, with temperatures potentially hitting 18 degrees on Saturday.
This will be the best day of the week, but the forecast isn’t too shabby for the other days either.
Today will be dry and sunny with pleasant highs of 13 to 17 degrees.
The southern and eastern coasts will get brisker conditions, with peak temperatures of 11 to 12 degrees.
The dry weather will continue overnight but the cloudless skies could lead to frost in some areas as temperatures dip to between 0 and 5 degrees.
Friday will be another dry bright day, but there will be more high cloud about with hazy, sunny spells.
Met Eireann predicts highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees.
The west will fare best with the warm conditions, and it will be a little cooler again near eastern and southern coasts where a moderate east to southeast breeze will persist.
Friday night will be warmer too thanks to the added cloud cover, with highs of 4 to 7 degrees.
It’s good news for the weekend with “good sunshine” promised for Saturday.
Met Eireann has outlined that temperatures will hit 18 degrees in some areas, but other regions will be less lucky with the mercury only hitting 12 degrees.
The weather could be hazy in Leinster and cool again along eastern and southern coasts thanks to moderate easterly breezes.
The west will be best on Saturday, with Sligo down to Mayo, Galway, Clare, Kerry and Cork set to experience the warmest temperatures.
Saturday night will be dry and mostly clear, with lowest temperatures of 3 to 6 degrees, holding a degree or two warmer near coasts in light to moderate easterly breezes.
Sunday is set to be hit by sunny spells again, with highest temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees generally.
Easterly breezes will hold highs at 10 to 13 degrees in eastern and southern coastal counties, pushing into parts of the midlands also.
That night will stay dry and clear with lowest temperatures of 1 to 4 degrees.
However, people should enjoy the unseasonably warm spring conditions as the sunny and settled weather is not going to last.
While next Monday could see highs of 17 degrees, the high pressure which brings warm weather is set to weaken that night.
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