Keepers keep elephants cool at Dublin Zoo this week. Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland
Summer of 2013

The sun is going to hang around a bit longer

Ireland and the sun…does the sunburn, sweaty nights and lack of suitable wardrobe make them frenemies?

IRELAND HAS A somewhat unique relationship with the sun. We love it…but sometimes we don’t know our limits.

Inevitable sunburn, sweaty, sleepless nights and a lack of suitable attire make the pair more frenemies than best friends forever. But could that all be about to change? Could we become accustomed to that warm, fuzzy feeling of stepping outside sans coat?

Met Éireann believes the “very fine summer weather” of the past two weeks is set to continue for next week and next weekend.

Just to be clear, its latest forecast adds: “It will remain dry all the time except for an occasional summer shower.”

During the first half of the week temperatures will be in the range 20 to 24°C but towards [next] weekend it will get hotter again and by next Saturday and Sunday values of 27 and 28°C will be attained.

A weather warning because of high air temperatures remains in place until this evening.

Tomorrow will be slightly cooler with maximum temperatures hitting just 25°C. Cloud may remain persistent in some Atlantic areas, also, warns the meteorologists.

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