Weekend weather scorcher on the way

It’s shorts and flip-flop time again...

Weekend weather scorcher on the way

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No, it’s not your imagination – it is getting warmer out.

And the weekend is set to be no exception, with highs of 25°.

Met Éireann says Friday will be a warm and mostly dry day, with some early morning drizzle likely in places.

But sunny spells will develop - best over the midlands, south and east - where it will be very warm with temperatures of 21 to 24°.

These highs will drop to between 17 and 20° along exposed Atlantic coasts.

Friday night will bring dry and very mild conditions, with temperatures falling back to no less than 11 to 13°. 

Saturday will see the best of the sunshine over Leinster, east Ulster, Munster and east Connacht.

Temperatures will again hit highs of 24° in the sunshine - but it will feel fresher on some coasts.

The forecast for Sunday predicts another warm and mainly dry day for most.

There could be some cloudy periods, with local mist and fog on south and west coasts at times - but sunny spells too.

Temperatures on Sunday will be in the low 20s in sunshine, but again in the high teens where cloud and mist linger on coasts.

Looking into next week, Monday will be somewhat cloudier but almost all areas dry and warm.

Tuesday looks like a dry day again in most places - but an increasing chance of showers developing towards midweek.