After a small taste of some sunny sunshine, Ireland is set to be hit by a mini heatwave.
Long-range forecasters are now predicting the country is set for some high temperatures and lots of lovely sunshine later this month and also July.
The news will be a welcome boost for the Donegal tourism industry including hotels and restaurants with outside dining being a ket part of the Covid recovery plan.
Met Éireann indicated while the June bank holiday weekend will be a mixture of sunshine and showers, with the best of the weather on Sunday, there is much better weather on the near horizon.
They forecast that from June 8 to 24 the country will bask in a high-pressure zone settling in over northern Europe.
Met Éireann cautioned such long-range forecasts can prove uncertain and warned people to be cautious when making specific plans beyond the 10-day prediction period.
“The current indications suggest that the high-pressure zone from the Azores will remain dominant over northern Europe for this period from June 11. This will keep conditions largely settled and warm or even very warm over Ireland.
“Temperatures should continue to trend above normal early on in the period, though confidence decreases later, with a possible low-pressure system feeding up thundery rain from the Bay of Biscay.”