Michael Staines
Michael Staines

09.37 11 Jun 2021


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Sunday is shaping up to be the hottest day of the year so far according to Met Éireann.

Today will be a mostly dry day with sunny spells and a few isolated showers in the northwest.

On Newstalk Breakfast this morning, forecaster Evelyn Cusack said tomorrow will start off cloudy before the sun brings highs of 23 degrees in the afternoon.

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She said things will get even hotter on Sunday.

“It is going to be a very, very nice weekend,” she said.

“The highest temperatures will be over the midlands and the east and our station at Phoenix Park with our lovely President could well be the hottest day of the year so far. Maybe Sunday could see over 26 degrees.”

She said it will be a nice weekend right around the country, with the best weather in the midlands and east.

“There may be dome drizzle at times in some Atlantic coasts but not all the time and look, it is going to be a nice weekend and I hope people can enjoy it safely and have a good time.”

She said the month as a whole is shaping up to be “fairly dry overall.”

“There will be some rain which will please the farmers but overall a dry month with temperatures in or about average,” she said. “No great shakes but pleasant.

“We are talking about temperatures of 19 or 20 and we will take that compared to some summers.”

Met Éireann has said things will become “cooler and more unsettled next week.”

Monday will be largely dry but “cooler and fresher” with highs of 15 to 20 degrees.

Tuesday will start mainly dry with rain developing in the west spreading eastwards through the day.

Wednesday and Thursday are expected to be “cool and breezy with sunny spells and scattered showers extending from the west.”

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