The good weather is not abating as temperatures are set to soar to 17C today and meteorologists say solar radiation will increase across the country as the day progresses.
Crisp and fog will clear from most areas this morning but may linger on parts of the south coast.
Met Éireann meteorologist Bonnie Diamond said this warm weather will last at least into the weekend, if not next week, with temperatures continuing to hit 17C.
“We’re in a period of calm weather thanks to a major anticyclone that’s going nowhere until early next week and that’s bringing a lot of calm, dry and mostly sunny weather,” she said.
Although it will be dry in most parts of the country today, there will be intermittent showers.
The Phoenix Park recorded the highest high temperature so far this year with 18.5 ° C, today many hours of sunshine were also recorded nationwide ☀️☀️ pic.twitter.com/pqPWnncRVQ
— Met Éireann (@MetEireann) March 23, 2022
The best periods of sunshine will be seen over Leinster and East Munster this morning, but clouds will clear up some in other areas later in the day.
The highest temperatures are between 13ºC and 17ºC, warmest in the south and east, with a light and changeable breeze.
Tonight there will be a mix of clouds with clear spells and it will be dry with a few scattered showers.
Fog and fog develop in light and changeable breezes with lowest temperatures of 3°C to 7°C in general, but lower locally during long clear periods.
“In terms of temperature in general we expect around 10C to 11C on average for March in Ireland. These temperatures are above average but not unusual,” Ms Diamond said.
The coming week is expected to be mostly dry with sunny spells. Daytime temperatures remain well above the March average, but quite cold at night with hints of grass frost.
On Friday morning it will be fairly overcast with haze and fog, but this will gradually clear and become sunnier as the day progresses.
It will be mostly dry with a chance of showers. The highest temperatures are between 14°C and 17°C with a light and changeable breeze.
Friday night will be dry with clear periods. Areas of fog and fog develop in light east to north-east or variable winds with lowest temperatures of 0 °C to 5 °C.
Saturday will be a dry day with scattered sunbeams and a light easterly breeze. The highest temperatures are between 13°C and 17°C, coolest near the south and east coasts.
On Saturday evening it will be dry with clear periods and light easterly breezes. Fog and fog will develop in the north and east with minimum temperatures of 0°C to 5°C.
Fog and fog will clear from most areas by Sunday morning but may persist on parts of the north and east coasts. It will be dry with sunny periods and light east to south-east or changing winds. The highest temperatures are between 13 °C and 17 °C.
Sunday night will remain dry with clear spells and fog and mist will form in the north and east with light and changeable breezes. The lowest temperatures are between 1 ° C and 6 ° C
On Monday there will be more sunny spells and a few scattered showers with the highest temperatures from 9°C to 15°C, warmest in the west, with light easterly or changing winds.
https://www.independent.ie/news/warm-weather-set-to-continue-into-the-weekend-with-highs-of-17c-41481853.html Met Eireann: Weather reports from Ireland show warm weather is set to continue into the weekend with highs of 17C