Ireland weather forecast: Met Eireann says temperatures of 22C to 25C expected across the country today

It was officially the hottest day of the year so far after temperatures topped 25C in many parts of the country.

According to Met Éireann, the maximum temperature was recorded at Shannon Airport where the mercury reached 26.2°C.

It was closely followed by the weather station in Athenry, Co Galway at 25.8C and Oak Park in County Carlow which recorded a temperature of 25.5C.

Meanwhile, hot weather was also enjoyed in Mullingar, Co Westmeath, where the temperature peaked at 25.3C, and in Claremorris, Co Mayo, where it reached 25.2C.

However, there was no sunshine across the country as Malin Head weather station in County Donegal recorded a high of just 16.4C.

High temperatures of between 22°C and 25°C were predicted across the country today thanks to the fine weather brought by an “Azores High” front.

The low clouds and patches of mist or drizzle this morning have dissipated to be replaced by long periods of warm sunshine in most parts of the country for the afternoon and evening.

Dry and clear conditions will continue overnight. It will be humid with temperatures falling between 12C and 15C. Some sloping mist or fog patches may also develop.

Tomorrow will be another hot day, with hazy sunshine. However, Met Éireann said cloudier conditions would increase from the northwest later in the day, bringing scattered rain to west Connacht and west Ulster in the evening. The highest temperatures of 20C to “25C are expected.

Monday night will be cloudy with scattered rain, mainly in the north and west. It will remain warm and muggy overnight with temperatures not falling below 14°C to 17°C.

Met Éireann said Tuesday morning will be cloudy with scattered rain and drizzle, although rainfall will be generally light. During the afternoon, drier and brighter conditions will spread out from the northwest as it becomes a “little cooler” in the region. Highest temperatures of 17C to 23C are expected, hottest in the southeast.

Long lightning will develop Tuesday evening with just a slight chance of a few light showers in the northwest. It will be a cooler night with lows of 10C to 13C.

Wednesday will see a mix of cloudy and sunny periods with the possibility of a few showers. Met Éireann said temperatures will range from 17C to 22C.

It will be mostly dry Wednesday evening with clear spells, the possibility of a few light showers in northern counties and low temperatures of 10C to 12C.

Met Éireann said there was a chance of rain or showers at times in the northwest of the country on Thursday. Elsewhere it will be mostly dry with long spells of sunshine and high temperatures of 17°C in the northwest to 22°C in the southeast.

“Plenty of dry sunny weather across Ireland on Friday, but parts of the North West will remain cloudier with a chance of rain or spotty drizzle there. cooler along the northwest coast,” said Met Éireann.

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