Ireland will be as hot as LANZAROTE as temperatures soar across the country in mini heat wave


IRELAND is expected to be as hot as Lanzarote, as temperatures will reach a sizzling 23°C.

Met Eireann believe ‘hazy sunshine’ will become widespread this afternoon – with the best of the sunshine in the Midlands.

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Sunscreen will be needed today with rising temperatures
24C is also expected in some areas tomorrow

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24C is also expected in some areas tomorrow

A forecaster said: “This morning the north and west will be mostly cloudy with scattered rain at times, but brighter periods will develop in the afternoon.

“Warmer and drier elsewhere with hazy sun spreading.

“Highest temperatures 18-23C in general, warmest in the Midlands, in light to moderate southerly breezes.

“Slightly cooler though where clouds persist in parts of the west and north.”

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A warm night is also on the cards with mercury remaining at 14C.

They added: “Remaining dry and clear across much of Leinster and Munster this evening, it will be cloudier elsewhere with rain, becoming heavier and more prolonged towards the morning in western Ulster and across the Connacht.

“Mild, with temperatures not dropping below 11-14C in generally moderate southern breezes.”

And another scorching one is forecast for tomorrow with temperatures reaching 24°C in some areas.

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The forecaster continued: “Dry, warm and sunny to start in south Leinster and south Munster tomorrow, Friday.

“Cloudier and cooler elsewhere with persistent rain over the north and west but breaking as it sinks further to the southeast with parts of the south and southeast likely to remain dry.

“Highest temperatures 15-19C in general, but ranging from 20-24C in parts of Munster and Leinster in the early afternoon. Westerly winds will generally be moderate.”

Temperatures are expected to drop to 16°C on Saturday.

They said: “Cloudy conditions will persist for much of the day in the south-east, with sunshine developing elsewhere, along with isolated showers mainly in the north-west.

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“Maximum temperatures of 13 to 16°C in a moderate north to northwest wind.

“Scattered showers will persist along the Atlantic coasts on Saturday evening with a mix of clouds and clear spells elsewhere. Lowest temperatures 7-9C in a generally moderate northerly wind.”

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