Ireland set to be warmer than Barcelona, Lanzarote, and Athens this weekend

First Alert Forecast A few showers warmer weather this afternoon

First Alert Forecast A few showers warmer weather this afternoon

The sunshine will remain further south and it should stay dry and warm throughout Sunday and the early part of Monday.

Temperatures will cool to the 50s on Wednesday with a 10-percent chance of showers from mid-morning into the afternoon.

"You haven't seen anything just yet because if you get into later Wednesday apart from some low cloud and fog in parts of the country we are going to see some spells of sunshine".

High temperatures will climb back to the 60s on Thursday with another 10-percent chance of a few isolated showers.

Monday will herald a period of blustery rain and cooler temperatures ranging from 13 to 15 degrees, although it could still be warmer than normal for the time of year. Winds are going to be out of the northeast today around 5 to 10 miles per hour, but that will keep lakeside areas down in the 40s but further inland we will have highs in the mid and upper 50s. It will be mostly cloudy with a few showers possible in the afternoon. So we'll continue to monitor this threat through the week.

The highest temperature recorded over an Easter weekend has been reached four times, with Heathrow (London), Mildenhall (Suffolk) and Wisley (Surrey) recording 27.8 Celsius in 1949 and once again in Wisley in 2011.

Rain is steady from late morning through the afternoon.

The weather is set to gradually improve for the rest of the week, peaking on Saturday with bright sunshine and highs of 21 degrees, while a balmy 19 degrees is predicted Easter Sunday.

Lanzarote: Friday - 19 degrees, Saturday - 20 degrees, Sunday - 20 degrees.

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