Mini-heatwave to hit Cork later this week

Mini-heatwave to hit Cork later this week
A farmer sowing maize during the recent spell of fine weather near Midleton Co. Cork.Photo: Cathal Noonan

Cork and Ireland are set to bask in a “mini-heatwave,” this week, according to Met Eireann.

Despite yesterday’s rainy start to the week, today will see the weather begin to change for the good, with above average temperatures predicted for later in the week.

Today will be dry, with sunny spells developing and maximum temperatures 13C to 18C, say Met Eireann.

The national forecaster added that Wednesday will be dry, with sunshine, and warm, with temperatures into the low 20s in many areas, especially in the midwest, west and northwest.

Thursday and Friday are predicted to be mostly dry with sunny intervals.

However, there is a possibility of some heavy, thundery showers developing, especially in parts of the south and west, Met Eireann have warned.

Maximum temperatures will be in the low 20s in many areas, but it will be cooler on coasts, with sea breezes.

Early indications suggest that it will remain warm and mostly dry at the weekend, with some sunshine and just a slight chance of a few scattered showers.

Daytime temperatures will continue to reach the low 20s away from exposed coasts and may reach the mid 20s in a few spots.

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