Ireland weather: Mini heatwave set for Ireland this weekend

With Ireland facing unpredictable weather over the past few weeks, news that a mini heatwave is on the way is music to the ears of many.

The Met Office has announced the great news that a mini heatwave is set for Ireland next week.

With summer just around the corner and plenty of events planned over the next few weeks, people all across the island will have the chance to get out and enjoy the good weather.

So, if you’re looking for an excuse to get outdoors, now’s your chance; temperatures are set to climb rapidly as we move into next week.

Summer is on the way – time to get out the suncream

Mini heatwave set for Ireland next week.
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According to the Met Office, temperatures are set to begin climbing to at least 18 C (64 F) from Saturday, continuing into next week.

Over the next few days, conditions will steadily improve as we move towards the weekend. Today is bright, with the best sunshine early and late in the day. Scattered showers are forecast throughout the day, and temperatures are set to reach highs of 15 C (59 F).

Before the mini heatwave hits Ireland next week, Thursday and Friday will see a good deal of cloud cover with sunny intervals and scattered showers. Highest temperatures will range from 12 C (53.6 F) to 15 C (59 F).

Mini heatwave set for Ireland next week – summer is on the way

If you've been dying to get to the beach, now you can.
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Moving into the weekend, conditions are set to take a turn for the better. The weekend is to be warmer and drier across most of Ireland.

Met Éireann writes, “It looks set to be a mostly dry day on Saturday but with plenty of cloud around during the day. A few showers will develop in the afternoon. The best of the sunshine is expected in coastal areas, and the evening will turn out sunny in many areas.”

Mini heatwave set for Ireland next week.
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Maximum temperatures will increase rapidly to highs of 18 C (64 F), with light breezes across the southwest.

Sunday will also see long spells of warm sunshine, and maximum temperatures are set to reach 21 C (69.8 F). However, coastal areas will be cooler overall with light breezes.

So, whether you’re looking to take to the beach, head off on a hike, or have a BBQ with the family, this could be the weekend to do it.

Moving into next week – duller weather to make a return

Duller weather is forecast for next week.
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The mini heatwave is set for Ireland this weekend and early next week. However, early forecasts indicate that the summer-like conditions aren’t to last.

Met Éireann states, “Temperatures are expected to be around average for mid-May.”

They also forecast wetter weather conditions from Monday evening and moving into the latter half of next week. So, with a short spell of sunshine happening this weekend, we recommend making your plans now to get out and enjoy the good weather!

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