Stock up on the factor 50 - there's some VERY good weather on the way

22nd May 18 | News

Good news lads - Ireland is set for another mini heatwave as forecasters promise scorching temperatures in the mid-20s over the weekend.

However, the enjoyable weather is set to come to an abrupt, but short lived pause early next week with a low pressure expected to sweep in from Europe. Due to the spike in tmperatures, the risk of thundery showers is expected.

Met Eireann warned:

"The outlook is for warm weather through the rest of the week and over the weekend into next week, dry at first but there is a risk of some thundery conditions later in the weekend and into Monday.

Today will be dry with sunny spells developing after a misty start in some parts. Maximum temperatures will range from about 14C or 15C in northern counties and along parts of the east coast to between 16C and 19C elsewhere, highest in the southeast. Winds mostly light or moderate north to northeasterly with moderate sea breezes on some coasts.

Tomorrow Wednesday will be dry and bright with good sunshine in light breezes after early mist and fog clear. Afternoon temperatures of 17C to 22C generally, cooler on coasts especially northern and eastern coasts with temperatures of 14C or 15C due to moderate sea breezes.

Thursday and Friday will see a good deal of dry weather with good sunshine. However some showers will break out in some central areas on Thursday afternoon and showers could occur on parts of the east coast later Friday. Light north or northeasterly breezes, moderate around the coasts and variable in Sea breezes with afternoon highs of 16C to 21C.

Warm on Saturday and becoming more humid with highs of 20C or 21C, but about 16C or 17C in some eastern areas. Most places will be dry, some sunny spells but there will be more cloud about with the risk of some scattered showers.

Latest indications suggest warm and very humid conditions on Sunday and Monday with temperatures in the low to mid-twenties in mostly moderate easterly breezes and muggy at night. Many places will be dry but some thundery outbreaks are likely to occur at times."