Warm, dry week ahead with temperatures of up to 20 degrees
Next weekend forecast to be dry with temperatures rising again with only light winds
People taking the plunge in Sandycove in Dublin on Monday. Temperatures are forecast to hit highs of 20 degrees this week. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.
After a mixed Bank Holiday weekend weather wise Ireland seems set to enjoy a spell of warm, dry days this week with temperatures peaking at about 20 degrees.
Met Éireann said Tuesday looks set to be warm and dry with sunny spells and maximum temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees, which will be highest in the west and midwest. It forecast temperatures of 14 or 15 degrees on northeast, east and southern coasts, in mostly light to moderate easterly breezes.
Tuesday night will be dry but patches of mist and fog are likely to develop as temperatures fall to low as two to five degrees.
The remainder of the week is forecast to follow a similar pattern with Wednesday expected to be dry and sunny with temperatures of 13 to 17 degrees and Thursday and Friday mainly dry with some cloudy spells and the warmest weather being recorded in the western half of the country.
At this stage the weekend is forecast to be dry with temperatures rising again with only light winds. Clear skies mean the nights will be cool with mist and fog patches.