Ireland in the middle of another scorcher as heatwave continues

Best figure out how to sneak out of work early and get to the beach before the masses because Friday is another scorcher.

Temperatures are due to reach 25 degrees again on Friday, following on from Thursday which was the hottest day of the year so far and the warmest May day at Malin Head since records began.

Thursday’s brilliant sunshine has stayed with us on Friday with temperatures set to range between 20 and 25 degrees.

The clear skies will be interrupted by heavy and thundery showers in parts of west Ulster, Connacht and west Munster but the weather will remain dry elsewhere with hazy sunshine.

Friday night will be warm and muggy with thundery rain in many areas.

The heat will begin to ease slightly on Saturday with temperatures ranging between 15 and 20 degrees with heavy, thundery rain for most of the morning. Saturday night will be generally dry with clear spells and temperatures falling to between 7 and 10 degrees.

Met Éireann has issued a status yellow weather warning that Saturday’s heavy rain could lead to local flooding in some areas.

The warm weather is set to stay until at least Monday with temperatures hanging around the 20 degrees mark. A band of rain is forecast to cross the country…

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