With temperatures slightly over 20 degrees at times, Donegal fried on Friday the 13th with weather experts suggesting that temperatures tomorrow and through to Monday will drop slightly to between 16 and 17 degrees with lots of sunshine.
Over the last week we have all been blessed in Donegal with temperatures touching the mid twenties and non-stop sunshine - however, those temperatures have not been repeated in all areas in the country or indeed abroad.
Earlier this week many parts in the south of the country experienced quite cloudy conditions and several outbursts of heavy rain. In traditional family resorts like Benalmadena, Malaga and Mallorca, conditions have been described as “cloudy with scattered showers” - a phrase we are quite used to here in Ireland.
Back in Donegal, from Fahan stretching across to Maghery and all the way down to Muckross, Fintra, Murvagh. Rossnowlagh and Bundoran, sun worshippers have made the most of the continuing balmy conditions.
The hottest place to be on Saturday morning is down at the fishing port of Killybegs when, for the first time, two large cruise ships will arrive in the port within an hour of each, other bringing massive numbers to the south and west of the county.
As large queues form in most of the service stations (not for petrol I might add) for that indispensable “99” or chilled soft drinks,, retailers are hoping that this could be the start of a truly great summer.
Pictured earlier this week: Enjoying the great weather Mullinasole men Darragh Quinn and his young son Sean along with Eamonn McGowan and his trusted cannine friend Alfie. INDD 1205 FP Possible 1 MVB