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The east coast is expected to get the best of the weather today. Alamy Stock Photo

Met Éireann confirms today has been the warmest day of the year so far

The Phoenix Park in Dublin recorded the highest temperature in the country at 26.5 degrees.

MET ÉIREANN HAS confirmed that today has been the warmest day of the year so far. 

The Phoenix Park in Dublin recorded the highest temperature in the country at 26.5 degrees this afternoon.

This morning, the national forecaster said today was expected to be warm and humid, with temperatures reaching as high as 25 degrees in some parts of the country today.

It said that while a “good lot of cloud” was expected for some long periods, the weather would remain dry and warm – with sunny spells expected along east coast and in the midlands.

The weather scientists also warned the public about UV levels today, which they have said will be “high” and ranked between 6 and 7.

Met Éireann has said people must remain “sun smart” by staying in the shade as much as possible in the afternoon and wearing sun cream and light, slip-on layers.

This evening, cloud will thicken more along western and northwestern coasts, and some light rain and drizzle will begin. Temperatures in the same regions will not be as high compared to other countries.

It will become mostly cloudy overnight with scattered patches of rain and drizzle set to spread from the west, along with a few patches of mist and fog, though some eastern areas will stay dry until morning.

Temperatures will not fall below 11 to 15 degrees, in a light breeze, overnight.

It will be generally cloudy tomorrow with patchy drizzle slowly moving eastwards. However, a clearance to bright or sunny spells will develop in the west and northwest later in the day.

Temperatures will reach between 16 to 21 degrees. It will be coolest along northern and northwestern coasts, in a light northerly breeze.

The warm conditions are expected to continue throughout the week, with tomorrow’s temperatures expected to reach 21 degrees.

Some patchy and scattered showers are expected to continue, however, around the country throughout the week. The rain expected to pick up and get slightly heavier in some parts of the country later in the week.

With reporting by Jane Moore

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