Met Éireann reveals that today was officially the hottest day of the year so far

Met Éireann reveals that today was officially the hottest day of the year so far

Luke McCarthy from Old Youghal Road enjoying a nice cold ice cream at Fota Wildlife Park on Sunday afternoon. Picture: Gerard McCarthy 

Today was officially the hottest day of the year, according to Met Éireann.

This evening, the weather station at the Phoenix Park in Dublin recorded a high of 25.7 degrees celsius - the highest temperature recorded anywhere in the country so far this year.

The next hottest temperatures were recorded at weather stations in Moore Park in Cork (25.2 degrees) and Oak Park in Carlow (24.6 degrees).

Met Éireann has said that fine weather will hold for the rest of this evening, though some drizzle may develop in parts of Connacht and Ulster.

Tonight 

Clearer, cooler conditions can be expected with perhaps a few showers in the northwest tonight.

Temperatures will drop to lows of 9 to 13 degrees with mostly light to moderate westerly breezes. 

Monday 

The forecaster said Monday will be mainly dry with bright or sunny spells and just a few showers in the west and northwest.

The best of the sunshine will be over the southern half of the country.

Monday is likely to be less humid and not as warm as today though, with highest temperatures of 14 to 19 degrees.

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