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Met Eireann says temps of up to 24c are possible with “mini heatwave” en route

After a few weeks of turbulent weather, with Storm Noah battering Ireland, the thermometers are finally going to start to rise, reports The Mirror.

High pressure is expected to dominate in the coming days, bringing mild weather and mostly dry conditions.

Ireland could experience its warmest day on record this year so far over the weekend, according to the Met Éireann, with a high of 18C forecast for today.

An early taste of warm weather is expected to continue into next week before more unsettled conditions return next weekend.

While much of this is subject to change, models show temperatures of up to 24C on April 26 and April 27.

British meteorologist Jim Dale likened the long-term forecast to a “soft heatwave,” but Met Eireann dismissed it.

“There is no signal for either low or high pressure to be dominant during the week of May 1 to May 7. This week will likely be changeable with some settled and unsettled periods. Precipitation amounts are predicted to be near average for mainly places, with temperatures slightly higher than normal for the time of year,” reports The Mirror.

Meanwhile, calmer weather conditions will set in from this weekend, with the south-east of the country making the most of it.

Giving Saturday’s forecast, it said: “Dry at first Saturday with sunny spells but cloud in the southwest will gradually extend across the country with outbreaks of rain and drizzle following. Driest in the east and southeast. Highest temperatures of 9C to 12C with moderate southerly winds developing, fresher at times in the west and northwest,” reports The Mirror.

The national forecaster said: “A dull start Sunday with patchy outbreaks of light rain and drizzle along with lingering patches of mist and fog. Becoming drier with some sunny spells developing as the day goes on. Mild with highest temperatures of 14C to 17C generally, possibly reaching 18C, with light to moderate southerly breezes,” reports The Mirror.

The weather is supposed to be nice next week.

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