The West of Ireland is set to bask in sunshine today, with temperatures expected to soar to 26 degrees or higher in places.

Meet Eireann the warm and mostly dry weather will continue over the Bank Holiday Weekend, with temperatures of 22-24 degrees in Connacht tomorrow, and generally between 21 and 25 degrees on Saturday and Sunday.

Meanwhile, anyone thinking of driving to a holiday home outside their 5km limit over the bank holiday weekend is being urged not to.

Gardai have warned of extra checkpoints in place across the country, to ensure compliance with the Covid-19 restrictions, and to focus on driving under the influence of drink or drugs, speeding, non-seatbelt wearing and using a mobile phone while driving.

So far this year, there's been a 17% increase in the number of fatal road collisions, compared to this time last year.



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