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Dublin: 14 °C Friday 10 July, 2020
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In pictures: Ireland's hottest day of the year

It was a day of sensational sunshine – and here it is in photographs…

Image: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

IRELAND BASKED IN scorching sunshine today, with temperatures staying above 20 degrees centigrade in many places even as the evening drew in.

Despite it being almost October, people around the country took to parks and beaches to enjoy summer’s last gasp. The mercury hit 23 in central Dublin city, and RTÉ reports that a reading of  25.5 degrees in the Phoenix Park made it the joint hottest of the year so far.

Readings also topped twenty degrees at Malin Head in Donegal and Ballyhaise in Cavan among other places, according to Met Éireann. Warm conditions are forecast to stay with us for the next two days before dropping slightly over the weekend – though rain is also forecast for tomorrow.

So enjoy it while it lasts. Here’s what Ireland looked like today:

In pictures: Ireland's hottest day of the year
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  • Ireland's September sunshine

    Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • Ireland's September sunshine

    Lule Morales, Caroline Jimenez and Carolina Paula from Spain in Dublin city centre (Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland)
  • Ireland's September sunshine

    Sam Boal/ Photocall Ireland
  • Ireland's September sunshine

    Sam Boal/Photocall Ireland
  • Ireland's September sunshine

    Students at Trinity College Dublin (Sam Boal/ Photocall Ireland)
  • Ireland's September sunshine

    The Liffey boardwalk (Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • Ireland's September sunshine

    Lauren Byrne and Thomas Bouch at Trinity College (Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • Ireland's September sunshine

    Nora Barry and James Camble from Co Cork enjoying the autumn sunshine in Dublin city centre (Sam Boal/ Photocall Ireland)
  • Ireland's September sunshine

    The Liffey boardwalk (Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland)
  • Ireland's September sunshine

    Blue skies over Dublin docklands (Barry Finnegan)

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