The Met Eireann confirmed that Storm Elsa will bring the hottest day of the year to Ireland.
They said temperatures will reach 22 degrees Celsius this weekend with a warning of a severe change in the pressure regime over the weekend and into next week.
They tweeted: «Depending on the path of Storm Elsa over the coming days, pressure could rise over Ireland over the next week, suggesting temperatures may rise in the mid-20s across Ireland.»
And be prepared for a tan for growers where temperatures can reach 27 degrees Celsius, according to Alan O’Reilly of Carlow Weather.
The weather is scheduled for Sunday, but a lot of dry weather is expected next week according to meteorologists.
A ‘peak of high pressure’ will sweep across Ireland from the middle of next week, and starting today there will be long dry spells and sunny periods.
There will be few chances to shower all night but it will still be mostly dry with clear spells later as temperatures drop to 14°C.
Here’s what the next few days look like according to Met Eireann:
Today: This afternoon will be somewhat cloudy but dry for many with occasional bright bouts and well-splashed showers. The highest temperatures are from 16 to 20 degrees Celsius, light to moderate from south to southeast.
Tonight: It will be mostly cloudy over the southern half of the country with intermittent rain and drizzle.
Mild and humid night with patches of mist and mist developing in a changing light breeze. The lowest temperatures are from 10 to 14 degrees.
Saturday: Tomorrow morning will be mostly cloudy but light during the day with the development of sunny spells and scattered showers. Some rain will turn heavy in the evening. Warm with highest temperatures from 18 to 21 degrees Celsius in a light southerly or variable breeze.
Saturday night: Heavy rain will extend across the country on Saturday night with some heavy eruptions likely. Minimum temperatures from 11 to 14 degrees Celsius with moderate southerly winds.
Sunday: There will be a mix of sunshine and heavy rain with the possibility of some thunderstorms. Maximum temperatures range between 16 and 20 degrees, Sunday, the warmest in the east and northeast of the country. Clear spells and well scattered showers Sunday night. Temperatures not lower than 9 to 12 degrees.
Monday: It’s going to be a bright day with a mix of sunny spells and some passing rain. spells and some scattered rain on Monday night. The lowest temperatures are from 11 to 14 and the maximum temperatures range from 17 to 21 degrees, the warmest in the east of the country. Clear degrees with moderate northwest winds.
Tuesday: Slated to be a mostly dry day with lots of clouds but also some sunny spells. The highest temperatures are from 16 to 20 degrees. Tuesday nights dry with clear spells and low temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees.
Wednesday: A combination of clouds, sunshine and basically keeping the country dry. The highest temperatures are from 19 to 21 degrees. Mild northwest breezes.
Rest of the week and weekend: Some uncertainty in the forecast but current indications are high pressure over the country resulting in a lot of dry weather with a mix of sunshine and clouds. Warm as well, with temperatures rising into the mid-20s.
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