Temperatures set to rise as we hit "maximum hours of sunshine"

Temperatures set to rise as we hit "maximum hours of sunshine"
By Michelle Nic Phaidin michelle.nicphaidin@donegaldemocrat.com @dgldemocrat

It’s time to pop the sun cream open and dig out your swimming costume out as temperatures are set to increase this bank holiday weekend.

On Monday Malin Head weather station recorded the “maximum hours of sunshine” in Donegal. The sun shone for sixteen hours, from dawn till dusk, according to a spokesperson for the national weather service.

The spokesperson confirmed the good weather is set to last a while longer.

However, he did warn that there is some cloud drifting in from the northern Atlantic which means that the south of the county will enjoy warmer temperatures than the coastal areas.

“It will stay settled mostly until Sunday which means it will will be almost dry completely. There will be cloudy periods from time to time but there will be mostly sunshine with winds remaining light,” he said.

He did added that the weather will be very good on Sunday.

“There will be a very, very good spell on Sunday,” he said.

The weather will be “uncertain” on bank holiday Monday as Atlantic depressions come closer.

The national service spokesperson said that the weekend should be a good one with high temperatures from Friday until Sunday.

“There will be a lot of good weather,” he said.