It’s just about to get hotter !

With the county basking in sun for the last week and tourism operators enjoying a bumper start to the season, the good news is that temperatures are set to rise as forecasters now believe Donegal will have dry, sunny weather right through the weekend with even warmer weather predicted.

With the county basking in sun for the last week and tourism operators enjoying a bumper start to the season, the good news is that temperatures are set to rise as forecasters now believe Donegal will have dry, sunny weather right through the weekend with even warmer weather predicted.

Earlier this week it seemed that a change was on the horizon with thunder storms on the way - however even the basking sharks and dolphins off the coast ignored the prediction and remained firmly esconced off the coast of Donegal.

The latest predictions from both the Met Office and Irish Weatheronline say that it now seems Donegal will escape the rain and could see temperatures reaching 19C on Saturday and Sunday.

With another bank holiday weekend coming up, the unexpected warm weather is good news for the tourism industry – as well as children off school and the growing number of surfers in the county who will soon be back surfing in their board shorts.

If you love the great outdoors, if you love the big sounds, if you love family fun - in fact if you love life, you will find no shortage of activities in the county this weekend.

Drop down to Ardara for a cup of tae, have a bit of a bit of a blast around Laghey, take in a bit of country music and surf in Bundoran, traditional music in Glenveagh, playing the fairways and greens of Portsalon or Murvagh - its time to stay at home this weekend and make the most of our early Summer conditions.

In a summary of the weather forecast for the next week bright and sunny spells are forecast with temperatures still on the rise and touching the low 20’s.

However, though drizzle and light rain will affect the west and south of the country on occasions it is expected that Donegal will escape.

Next week looks like starting warm and largely dry before a gradual return to less settled weather but with the temperatures still remaining between 18-20 C.

Long term forecasts are showing a dip in temperatures towards the end of next week, but these forecasts are too far off to be totally accurate.