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Dublin: 13 °C Monday 22 December, 2014

Get out into that sun – because drizzle is on its way tomorrow

Grab the shorts, smear on the suncream, forget your responsibilities today, because the summer weather won’t last forever.

(LtoR) Lisa Fallon, Pearse O'Brien, Heather Wynne, Aoife Walsh, Aaron McDonagh and Conor O'Reilly pictured at the Forty Foot in Sandycove on Friday
(LtoR) Lisa Fallon, Pearse O'Brien, Heather Wynne, Aoife Walsh, Aaron McDonagh and Conor O'Reilly pictured at the Forty Foot in Sandycove on Friday
Image: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

STOP WHAT YOU’RE doing and answer this question: Are you outdoors right now?

If not, then take our advice and head outside straight away (after smearing on the suncream, of course), because Met Éireann warns us that the glorious weather is going to turn a bit colder and wetter from tonight.

Today, we can expect maximum temperatures of up to 24 degrees, unless you’re on the coast where it will be cooler, but from tonight temperatures will drop.

While Met Éireann says that it will be dry and clear over Ulster and Leinster, there will be some mist or shallow fog. Plus, temperatures will be 6 to 9 degrees minimum.

Then it will turn cloudy overnight in Munster and Connacht, with some – prepare yourselves – “patchy rain and drizzle developing in the west and southwest”. Temperatures won’t fall below 10 or 11 degrees.

The week ahead will be “more unsettled” weather-wise, with some cloud and rain, but thankfully we can expect further spells of warm sunshine and some humidity. The highest temperatures will arrive on Tuesday, while some rain is expected on Wednesday and Thursday.

Sigh. Still, there are about another 9 hours of sunlight for you to make the most of today, so we suggest you get out there right now.

As for everyone who is working indoors on this fine day, we hope that like us you’re enjoying the view from the office…

Why not send us your photos of you enjoying the sunshine to tips@thejournal.ie for a slideshow.

Read: “Be alert and sensible” on the beach, warns the RNLI>

Read: 12 ways to keep cool and enjoy sport during the good weather>

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