Ireland is in for a scorcher of a weekend – but rain coming in from the Atlantic on Sunday evening will soon dampen spirits.
The Irish Cancer Society has warned sun bathers to use sun protection as temperatures head for the high seventies.
Met Eireann forecaster Siobhain Ryan told the Irish Independent that temperatures on Saturday will reach at least 70 degrees, above normal for this time of the year.
She said: “Today will be very dry and pleasant. We might get 21 degrees celcius and the north Midlands and north Leinster are likely to be the warmest.”
The good weather will boost crowds at Waterways Ireland’s fourth annual summer festival with over 80,000 expected to attend the event along the Grand Canal Plaza and Grand Canal Dock.
Alan Robinson, of the Docklands Business Forum told the Irish Independent: “We’ll have a variety of activities for all ages, including kayaking, raft races and an international wakeboarding competition, with national champions from Belgium, Holland and Sweden.”