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Wednesday 7 June 2023 Dublin: 12°C

# sunny

All time
# well holy gold
The weather forecast for the Easter weekend is looking pretty good
Quick! Get the swimming togs! QUICK!
# winter out spring in
It was the sunniest winter on record in some places in Ireland
The season’s highest maximum of 16.2°C was recorded in Carlow on 9 January.
# on the beach
Coast Guard warns swimmers against "literally jumping into the unknown"
There’s been a surge in the number of people heading to the country’s beaches and swimming spots in the last week.
# howya sunshine
Sunshine alert: It's set to hit 21 degrees today (and the mid-20s by next week)
The weather appears to have noticed it’s supposed to be summer.
# summer where art thou
12 telling signs you are slowly starting to let winter go
Come at us summer.
# drying weather
There's absolutely no denying it, there's a grand stretch this evening
# cruel summer
Here are the downsides to having a glorious summer
They exist. They really do.
# burn baby burn
9 people who had their weekend ruined by sunburn
The skin-burning dark side to those sunny, sunny days.
# let the sun shine
Keep those BBQs lit, there's another sunny, summery weekend ahead...
“Dry, settled weather over the weekend with further long hours of sunshine through both Saturday and Sunday,” says Met Éireann.
# harsh reality
9 reasons why Ireland wouldn't be able for constant sunshine
It is time face the facts.
# Happy Days
15 of the best things about a sunny day in Ireland
They don’t happen often, but when they do, we do it right.
# Weather
February was one of the sunniest on record
However Met Éireann said it was not one of the driest in five years despite lower than average rainfall.
# Weather
Got plans? The weather will be (a bit) better this weekend
But you probably don’t need to stock up on suncream.
# hot-blooded
Numbers giving blood drops due to hot weather
Water isn’t the only liquid in danger of a shortage during sunny spell – blood donations are down by a fifth.
# scorchio
In pictures: Ireland’s weekend in the sun
Back in the office? Let this selection of the weekend’s fun in the sunshine remind you of the good times… (And send us yours to add to the collection).
# forecast
Now 2012! That's What They Call Summer
Select quote from this week’s forecast: “Thursday looks set to be glorious everywhere.” Hurrah!
# Daily Fix
The Daily Fix: Wednesday
All the biggest news stories from the day, as well as any of the bits and pieces you may have missed.