A dry, sunny day for Co Kildare with temperatures to reach late teens-but next week the good weather could see temperatures top 24C

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A dry, sunny day for Co Kildare with temperatures to reach late teens-but next week the good weather could see temperatures top 24C
9:45 Wednesday 16th of May 2018

By Kim O'Leary

It's set to be a dry, sunny day for Co Kildare despite a slightly chilly start to the day with small amounts of cloud, although Met Eireann is predicting that temperatures won't rise past the mid-teens today due to a 'cold airmass' hovering over Ireland.

According to Professor Peter O'Donnell for Irish Weather Online, for Leinster it will be: "Mostly sunny, rather cool in coastal parts of Leinster with light onshore northeast winds, limiting highs to about 13 C. Further west, highs should reach 15 to 17 C. Patchy mid-level cloud may appear at times in north with longer spells of sunshine in the south."

This morning it will be clear with good sunny spells, and heading into the evening it will remain dry although there could be some clouds at times. Highest  temperatures 14 to 16 degrees. Moderate northeast breezes.

Meanwhile, tonight will be dry and mostly clear with calm and mild conditions. Minimum temperatures of 3 to 5 degrees overnight.

Tomorrow Thursday it will be dry with varying cloud and sunny spells, as well as moderate east to southeast breezes. Highest temperatures of 15 to 17 degrees.

However, according to Met Eireann the weekend may be a wet one with rain showers predicted for Friday to spread westwards by Saturday as well as a possibility of thundery showers in some areas on Sunday, so those attending the last of the Ed Sheeran concerts in Dublin this weekend should certainly bring an umbrella. British-singer Ed Sheeran's is set to perform at the Phoenix Park in Dublin tonight Wednesday 16 May with doors open from 5pm, and no early queuing will be permitted, well as further concerrs on Friday May 18 and Saturday May 19.

But it would seem that the warm weather will return early into next week.

Giving the outlook for next week, Dr Peter O'Donnell continued: "Next week looks pleasantly warm most of the time with at least some sunshine each day and limited amounts of rain once the Sunday frontal system weakens on Monday and pushes off to the northeast. Highs will reach the low 20s at times and could even top 24 C by mid-week. This warm spell looks like it might last a week to ten days and end gradually with a turn to more of a northerly flow as the warm high retreats west into the Atlantic after its stay close to Ireland."

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