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Dublin: -1°C Thursday 15 April 2021

No-one knows quite what to make of our strangely warm November weather

It’s been warm and blustery all day – but we’re in for quite a change before the end of the week.

PEOPLE HAVE BEEN remarking on the strangely unseasonal weather all day. Twitter abounds with people commenting on the country’s blustery but pleasantly warm conditions – and radio hosts have been kicking off their programmes since this morning with ‘what’s going on at all?’ meteorological observations.

It was particularly warm overnight – and although some people’s phones and car displays were giving temperatures read-outs up to the 18 degree mark earlier, Met Éireann said this evening that the highest temperature recorded was nudging just north of around 16.5 degrees.

Meteorologist David Rogers said the conditions were unusual – noting that temperatures have been above average for most of the month so far.

Average daily maximum temperatures for Ireland in November are typically somewhere between 9 and 12 degrees, Rogers said.

The weather will stay mild this evening, with temperatures only falling to around 13 degrees.

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It will be above average tomorrow too, reaching around 15 degrees – but conditions will turn cooler later in the week, with strong winds expected on Thursday again.

“Friday will be a cold and blustery day with widespread showers, some of hail or thunder,” Met Éireann’s latest forecast says. 

The outlook for the weekend is for mild weather “still unsettled and windy at times with spells of rain”.

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