DUBLIN, Ireland: Relief has come to Ireland as this week's scorching temperatures have ended and a cooler weekend is expected.
After the country suffered through scorching heat for most of last week, forecasts call for Ireland to return to more typical temperatures for this time of year.
Met ireann reports that following overnight mist and fog patches, most areas in Ireland will see "a dry and sunny day, though a few heavy or possibly thundery showers may develop in some western parts later on".
However, warnings of possible hot temperatures remained in place until Saturday morning.
"Highest temperatures of 23 to 28 degrees generally, warmest in the west, but slightly fresher along the east coast in a light to moderate east to northeasterly breeze," were expected throughout the country, reported weather officials at Met ireann.
Meanwhile, the remainder of the week will be mostly dry with clear spells with a light to moderate northwesterly breeze, and lowest temperatures of 11 to 15C.
"Cooler and unsettled" conditions are expected this week, with temperatures normal for mid-summer, according to weather forecasters.
High temperatures will range between 18C and 23C, said officials.