Hottest day of the year recorded yesterday
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THE WARMEST TEMPERATURE of the year in Ireland so far was recorded yesterday as locals took advantage of the sunny Sunday weather.
Met Éireann recorded an air temperature of 23.1 degrees Celsius at Newport Furnace in Co Mayo, the highest of 2021 to date.
Other high air temperatures were recorded at Shannon Airport in Co Clare (22.6), Claremorris in Co Mayo (22.5) and Phoenix Park in Dublin (22.4).
Warm weather is expected to continue, bringing a mild, dry day with highs of 17-21 degrees Celsius.
The Marie Keating Foundation advises people to be careful when spending time outside in the sun to protect their health.
In a statement, director of communications and engagement Jennifer Cimerman said the foundation had “seen reports of numerous influxes of people to beaches and outdoor beauty spots in recent days.”
“These 15 months have been so difficult for everyone that it is only natural that now we have good weather and an easing of restrictions that people want to go out to enjoy the sun,” Cimerman said.
“While adhering to public health advice on this, it’s also important that people protect their skin and follow the 5 S’s – these are easy steps anyone can take to help protect their skin from skin damage. sun and make sure we enjoy the sun safely. ”
The Five S’s slip on sunscreen, don sun-protective clothing, slap a wide-brimmed hat, slip on sunglasses, and seek shade.
Met Éireann predicts that today “will be very mild and mostly dry with long periods of mostly sunshine”.
“It becomes cloudier at times in the western coastal counties, with drizzle possible near the coasts, particularly in the late afternoon and evening,” the forecaster said.
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“The highest temperatures of 17-21 degrees overall, a little cooler along the south coast in a moderate breeze from the south.”
Overnight is expected to be cloudy in the west of the country with rain or drizzle in counties along the west coast while the east remains dry. The lowest temperatures of 9 to 12 degrees Celsius.
“Tuesday morning and early afternoon will be cloudy or gloomy over the western half of the country with outbreaks of rain or drizzle in parts of Connacht, western Munster and western Ulster.” , predicts Met Éireann.
“This will clear up sunny periods and scattered showers later in the afternoon. The highest temperatures here are 13 to 17 degrees, ”he says.
“Staying mostly dry and warm with hazy sunshine across the rest of the country, with just a chance of an isolated downpour and the highest temperatures of 18-22 degrees. Winds will be light to moderate and northerly or variable in direction. “