WEATHER FORECAST: Temperatures to soar to 'mid 20's' as the weather is set to improve

Met Eireann is forecasting an improvement in the weather that could last into the weekend

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MET EIREANN WEATHER: Temperatures to soar to 'mid 20's'

While many people woke up to grey skies on Monday morning, temperatures are set to soar this week from Wednesday on.

According to a Met Eireann forecaster, it is going to be mainly dry and settled this week with above average temperatures. 

Sun cream and barbeques at the ready as temperatures are expected to heat up as the week goes on.

"Tomorrow is set to be another dry and sunny day, with temperatures expected to hit 19C in the southeast, it will be coolest in Atlantic coastal counties.

"Wednesday is expected to be dry, with sunshine, it will be warm, with temperatures into the low 20s in many areas, especially in the midwest, west and northwest.

"It's set to be a little cooler in coastal areas, with sea breezes, especially on eastern coasts, with light to moderate northeasterly winds.

"It will be dry in most areas on Thursday and Friday with sunny intervals but there is a possibility of some heavy, thundery showers developing, especially in parts of the south and west.

"Winds will be mostly moderate, east to northeast in direction, with sea breezes developing by day. It will be warm, with maximum temperatures in the low 20s in many areas, but it will be cooler on coasts, with sea breezes.

"Early indications suggest that the weekend will remain warm and mostly dry, with some sunshine and just a slight chance of a few scattered showers.

"Daytime temperatures will continue to reach the low 20s away from exposed coasts and may reach the mid 20s in a few spots. Winds will be moderate, locally fresh, east to northeast in direction," according to Met Eireann.

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