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23rd May 2018

Fire Up The BBQ Because It Looks Like This Gorgeous Weather Is Here To Stay

James Fenton

Expect to see plenty of ‘Gerry and Martina from Dublin enjoying the sunshine in Portmarnock’ captions in the newspapers over the coming days.

Despite a rough start to 2018, it has to be said that Ireland has been blessed with some fairly decent weather in recent weeks and thankfully that looks set to continue. 

Met Éireann is predicting blue skies and sweaty pits right up to the end of the weekend with temperatures soaring to 22 degrees in some places. Here’s a full outlook for the coming days. 

Wednesday night 

Dry tonight with clear skies. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 8 C., in little or no wind. But some low cloud and fog may develop along parts of the Atlantic Seaboard, around dawn.


A mostly sunny start to Thursday, but the sunshine is likely to turn hazy as the day progresses and it will become cloudy over east Leinster, where some showers will develop. A few will develop elsewhere also, but most places dry. Warm in sunshine, with highs of 20 to 22 C., but lower and feeling fresher in some coastal districts, especially the east coast.


Friday will be breezy with a mix of sunny spells and cloudy periods. The best of the sunshine will be in the western half of the country. Clouds will tend to build in more eastern areas and some rain or showers are likely to develop in coastal areas there in the afternoon and evening. 

Temperatures in the mid teens along eastern coasts, but 19 to 22 C., elsewhere, best in sunshine. Moderate northerly breezes will be fresh and gusty in some coastal areas. Some showers in eastern coastal counties overnight, but dry elsewhere. 

Saturday and Sunday

Saturday and Sunday will be close, humid days, with a mix of warm sunshine and some cloudy periods. 

Temperatures will be in the low twenties at least, in many places, locally higher. But in some coastal areas, onshore breezes and or patches of sea fog will tend to keep values in the teens. 

The sunshine will become hazy in nature at times and some showers will develop, some thundery, with southern and eastern areas most at risk of these. 

WARM AND CLOSE? Time to whip out the factor 50. If all that wasn’t enough, ‘the trend is for mainly dry, mild or warm weather up to midweek.’ 

Of course, there are a few showers thrown in but we wouldn’t know any other way. Roll on the weekend. 

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