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Dublin: 17°C Friday 19 August 2022

Put away the winter coat. We're getting dry and settled weather for 'the coming weeks'

Did you say ‘dry with sunshine’ Evelyn?

imageEvelyn Cusack smiling from ear to ear with the good news. We are too, Evelyn.(Screengrab/RTÉ)

THERE IS NO denying that it was fierce mild out today, with temperatures reaching up to 12 degrees Celsius in some parts of Ireland.

In case you missed the weather report after the news today, you might want to read on.

While England enjoyed its hottest day of the year so far today with temperatures of 19 degrees Celsius, warm enough for people to actually go to the beach (That’s just rubbing it in), Ireland is getting a  bit of the sunshine too.

imageThe beach in Brighton today. (Press Association Images)

Dry with sunshine

While we may not be grabbing our togs and bucket and spade just yet, Evelyn Cusack, happy to be the bearer of good news, says we are in store for a spell of high pressure tomorrow.

While we thought we would never hear those words again after a long run of stormy weather, gale force winds and flash flooding, it seems the weather this week will be, wait for it:

dry and settled.

Not only that, but Met Éireann said it looks like it could be dry and settled for “the coming weeks”.

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imageSee. Proof. Ireland has disappeared under a giant H for high pressure. (Screengrab/RTÉ)

Met Eireann state that high pressure is on the way and although the nights will be cold and frosty with sub zero temperatures generally ranging between minus 2 and plus 2 degrees, the days will be dry with sunshine.

“Temperatures will be slightly above normal for the time of year, generally ranging between 10 and 14 degrees, coolest near the east and south coasts and mildest in the midlands. Winds will be light and will range from easterly to southerly in direction. There’ll be a risk of coastal fog on east and south coasts at times,” said Met Éireann.

Okay, sure why not, put away the winter coat, put in for some time off and plan that trip to the beach.

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