Sun cream at the ready: Today is set to be Ireland's hottest day of the year so far
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Sun cream at the ready: Today is set to be Ireland's hottest day of the year so far

It's a scorcher of a Tuesday.

Today is shaping up to be the hottest day of the year so far with highs of 26C in some parts of the country.

Met Éireann say it will be a warm and humid day with sunny intervals, but with a risk of thundery showers in Munster and west Connacht.

Parts of the west and south of Ireland are set to experience the best of the weather with top temperatures between 21C and 26C.

Forecaster Harm Luijkx says there will be plenty of sunshine for people to enjoy before stormier conditions take over later this week.

"Warm and humid weather is going to continue but it won't be wall-to-wall sunshine, although there will be good sunshine. Showers will develop later in the week, especially on Thursday and Friday. Thunderstorms are likely," he said.

"In general the winds are very light, and temperatures will be above 20C every day. Dublin is a bit cooler - about 18C or 19C."

Warm week

Tuesday night will be dry with patches of mist and low cloud returning.

Wednesday is due to be another warm and mostly dry day with a slight risk of isolated showers, mainly over southern counties, through the afternoon and evening.

Highest temperatures will be between 20C and 24C.

Met Éireann are predicting stormier conditions to take hold on Thursday and Friday, with scattered showers and occassional sunshine.

Top temperatures for Saturday will range between 17C and 21C, with highs of between 16C and 21C on Sunday.

Pet safety

Meanwhile, the ISPCA has warned pet owners about keeping their furry friends safe in the warm weather.

“Leaving a car window open for your pet isn’t sufficient enough to prevent heatstroke in intense sun,” it said.

“Even ten minutes can prove fatal.”

Enjoy the sun while it lasts!