Ireland has a long weekend in the sun to look forward to if the “Beauty from the East” hits this May Bank Holiday weekend.

Hurray for the summer! Yesterday marked the beginning of Bealtaine, the start of the ancient Irish summer festival and it seems like, for once, the Irish weather is willing to play along. A mini heatwave, nicknamed “Beauty from the East,” is potentially appearing on the Irish east coast for the May Bank Holiday weekend, giving the country three whole glorious days off in the sun.

After the struggles of getting through the “Beast from the East,” the “Beauty” will be more than welcomed this weekend with temperatures reaching as high as 66°F (19°C). Okay, that may not seem that high but by Irish standards, it’s great.

Is there anywhere better than Ireland on a sunny day? Image: iStock.

Is there anywhere better than Ireland on a sunny day? Image: iStock.

"The start of the week will be wet enough for many places but on Thursday things start to change," said the Irish weather service Met Éireann of the weather near the end of the week.

"There will be a warm front on Thursday that will bring warmer temperatures and possibly some rain.

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"Temperatures will rise to a high of 14 degrees but it won't be that warm."

From Friday onwards, everything will improve, however, just in time for the long weekend.

"On Friday and the weekend, temperatures will begin to improve with highs of 19 degrees. Temperatures will be highest in Leinster, Munster and east Ulster,” Met Éireann continued.

"It will remain mainly dry throughout the weekend with a fair amount of dry weather."

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The “Beauty from the East” is predicted to bring scorching temperatures to continental Europe and the UK for a ten-day period but Ireland will, unfortunately, not feel the same heat. Here’s hoping that the heatwave stretches a little further west than expected.

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