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People enjoying the sunshine earlier this week. Leah Farrell
great drying

Grey skies this morning but the weekend is expected to be sunny and warm

Sunday looks like a cracker.

IT MAY BE a grey and cool start to Thursday but this weekend is expected to bring temperatures of over 20 degrees.

If Met Éireann is correct, Friday will be windy and blustery day but there will be long stretches of sunshine with the mercury hitting highs of 16 degrees. It’s a similar story for Saturday which will be cloudy to start with the best of the sunshine and temperatures in Ulster and north Connacht.

But it’s Sunday which promises to be a day filled with long sunny spells.

Early indications for the weekend is that it will be dry, with temperatures gradually increasing countrywide – in the mid to high teens on Saturday, but in the low 20s in many areas on Sunday.

A Met Éireann forecaster said: “Lengthy spells of sunshine seem likely to develop countrywide, although it may be a cloudy start with the odd spot of drizzle for southwestern counties. Winds will be light with temperatures expected to reach the mid to late teens.

“Plenty of dry weather into early next week with weather fronts in the Atlantic being blocked by an anticyclone extending ridging down from the north. Temperatures always best in the west with an onshore breeze keeping it fairly cool along the east and south coast.”

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