Summer's here!

Temperatures will reach 23C in some parts today, with long sunny spells for most.

It will be very mild, and even quite warm in many parts, with the east and north a little cooler due to onshore breezes, In those parts, temperatures will be between 15C and 18C.

Cloud will build across the north and east later, as isolated heavy showers feed down.

It will continue dry tomorrow, with sunny spells. It will be cooler though, with temperatures between 16C and 19C. It will be cooler again along northern and eastern parts, with values of 12C to 15C.

The hottest day of the year so far was on Monday – when it hit 25C in Belmullet in Co Mayo.

Met Éireann says it will be generally dry and settled until Monday night, becoming more unsettled thereafter as an Atlantic regime takes hold.

Meanwhile, a new survey finds that one third of Irish people still prefer taking their summer holidays at home.

The survey by Avonmore found the top destination for us to visit at home is the Ring of Kerry, followed by Galway city.

Our number one travel essential to take on holidays is sun cream, followed by a good book.

A view of the Lakes of Killarney. Picture: Dan Linehan
A view of the Lakes of Killarney. Picture: Dan Linehan


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