WEATHER FORECAST: Hot, hot, hot! Waterford to bask in 25C sunshine
Break out the sun cream folks – the gorgeous summer weather we enjoyed over the weekend is set to stay for another few days at least.
Met Éireann said the mercury will soar to a sweltering 25 degrees again today in Waterford and the rest of Munster and south Leinster.
“Warm again tomorrow with spells of hazy sunshine though more cloud around in parts of the north and east,” said the national forecaster.
“Much of the country staying dry with just isolated sharp showers breaking out. However, it is likely that heavy showers and thunderstorms will move across Ulster during the afternoon and evening.”
Top temperatures tomorrow will peak at 24 degrees, meaning Ireland will just miss out on an official heatwave which requires three days of 25 degrees or higher.
Wednesday will be warm again with parts of the country set to enjoy 23 degrees. But Met Éireann said Thursday will be noticeably cooler than previous days.
“There is a good deal of uncertainty but current indications suggest that after a mainly dry start to the day, there is the possibility of showers developing during the day and the potential for some thundery showers,” it forecast.
“Cooler than recent days with highest temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees in light to moderate northerly breezes.
However, early indications suggest next weekend could be more unsettled, with the possibility of showers and highest temperatures ranging from the “high teens to low 20s”, according to Met Éireann.