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Temperatures to hit 20 degrees before the week is out but that's not an excuse to flout rules

By Darragh Murphy

April 9, 2020 at 9:20am

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Temperatures could reach as high as 20 degrees on Good Friday but that doesn't mean that people should get complacent with public health guidelines to stay at home.

The Government is concerned that the sudden arrival of nice weather could tempt people to venture to holiday homes and parks over the Easter weekend but the advice remains very clear. STAY AT HOME.

Met Eireann has revealed that Friday will likely be the warmest day of the year so far before mixed conditions - including showers and cooler temperatures - return on Saturday.

The national forecast for next couple of days reads: "Fog and low cloud will lift to give a warm day with a mix of cloud and hazy sunshine, isolated light showers may develop in Connacht towards evening. High temperatures generally of 16 to 19 degrees, cooler near eastern and southern coasts in light to moderate, east to southeast breeze.

"Tonight, any remaining showers will die out and it will be mainly dry, apart from a little coastal drizzle. Low cloud, mist and fog will return, with lows of 6 to 9 degrees, in very light variable breezes.

"Tomorrow will be another warm day with some brighter interludes and hazy sunshine but cloudier than recent days. Some showery rain will develop in places, with the driest conditions in the southeast. Top temperatures will range 15 to 20 degrees in light southerly or variable breezes."

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