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Break out the shades - next week looks like it could be a scorcher...

It won’t be quite a heat wave, but it won’t be far off it either.

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IT LOOKS LIKE next week will see the Irish summer kick in for real with temperatures soaring to 25 degrees celsius.

According to the UK met office warm weather will start spreading northward from the Iberian peninsula this weekend which could see Ireland set for some lovely, muggy weather.

Just lovely.

weather Pictured: Lovely warm weather UK Met Office UK Met Office

Reports from certain sources have suggested that the weather will constitute a heat wave, although Met Eireann don’t concur.

“Our official definition for a heat wave is three or more days of consecutive temperatures of 27 degrees or greater,” a spokesperson told

That would see us issuing warm weather warnings, but it shouldn’t be necessary in this case.

So what can we expect?

Monday should be a nice day with hazy sunshine, about 18 to 20 degrees depending upon how thin the cloud cover is.
Tuesday will be very humid with temperatures topping out at 22 degrees.
Wednesday and Thursday though will be exceptionally humid with temperatures varying from 20 to 25 degrees.
It’s a southerly low pressure system that will be spreading out from the Bay of Biscay. But like I said, it will be very humid so don’t be surprised if there’s some thundery downpours, especially on Wednesday.

I think we can all handle that if it’s going to be sunny. Happy days.

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