PICTURES: Sunny bank holiday weekend starts now

PICTURES: Sunny bank holiday weekend starts now
Not able to travel outside the 5k to her favourite beach Jenny Rowden, Leap, West Cork gets a bucket of water thrown over her by her son Mikey after she decided to make her own outdoor pool in an old bath. Picture Dan Linehan

THE glorious weather is set to hold for the duration of the Bank Holiday, with temperatures reaching the mid-20s at times.

Saturday will be another scorcher with plenty of sunshine.

Rory, Lilly and Liam Allan having fun on the beach at Tralispean, West Cork. Picture Dan Linehan
Rory, Lilly and Liam Allan having fun on the beach at Tralispean, West Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

Met Éireann has predicted temperatures of between 21 and 25 degrees.

The sweltering temperatures will continue into Sunday.

Áine McCarrthy with Shane Óg and David Hourihan on the beach at Tralispean, West Cork. Picture Dan Linehan
Áine McCarrthy with Shane Óg and David Hourihan on the beach at Tralispean, West Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

Sunday night will remain mostly warm but there is a possibility of a few isolated mist or shallow fog patches.

Fiadh, Ódhran, Saoirse and Saidbh O’Driscoll keeping warm after swim at Tragumna, West Cork. Picture Dan Linehan
Fiadh, Ódhran, Saoirse and Saidbh O’Driscoll keeping warm after swim at Tragumna, West Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

Monday is set to remain mostly warm, with the odd light shower potentially breaking out during the afternoon.

With the good weather forecast a potential temptation for people to flout the Covid-19 travel restrictions, Gardaí have moved to warn the public that they will be out in force this weekend.

Aoibhinn O'Hanlon, Harbour View, enjoying the sunshine locally at Coolmain beach, Co. Cork.Picture Denis Minihane.
Aoibhinn O'Hanlon, Harbour View, enjoying the sunshine locally at Coolmain beach, Co. Cork.Picture Denis Minihane.

“We will be out and if people turn up and are not within 5km, you will be told to go home,” said Community Superintendent, Colm O’Sullivan.

Making the most of the fine weather are Lauren, Charlie, Rachel and Kasey O’Regan at Tragumna, West Cork. Picture Dan Linehan
Making the most of the fine weather are Lauren, Charlie, Rachel and Kasey O’Regan at Tragumna, West Cork. Picture Dan Linehan

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