Get ready to ‘sizzle’ in NI Bank holiday weekend temperatures which could hit 25C

You will need sunglasses this weekend!
You will need sunglasses this weekend!

Temperatures are to turn warmer across Northern Ireland for the bank holiday weekend, potentially rising as high as 25C, the Met Office has said.

A spokesman for the forecaster said today temperatures would peak at around 19C with outbreaks of rain along the north coast in particular.

Friday will see temperatures continue to climb, to 21C, and will be a generally drier day, breezy, with sunny spells.

The warmer levels will hold on Saturday, with generally dry and sunny spells and lighter winds.

Sunday will see peak temperatures remain at 21C but could potentially reach 25C, with potential afternoon showers.

In GB, however, temperatures are forecast to reach highs of around 27C on Sunday. Central and southern England are expected to see the warmest weather of the bank holiday weekend.

Children enjoy the glorious weather on Portstewart Strand. Photo: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Children enjoy the glorious weather on Portstewart Strand. Photo: Steven McAuley/McAuley Multimedia

Average rainfall across England so far this month is 68.6mm while Scotland (141.8mm), Wales (120.2mm) and NI (103.1mm) have seen considerably more.