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Hot and sunny weather is to continue into next week

STAYING COOL: Enjoying an ice cream on Douglas seafront on Tuesday. PHOTO: Mike Wade MW120522 (16).

STAYING COOL: Enjoying an ice cream on Douglas seafront on Tuesday. PHOTO: Mike Wade MW120522 (16).

 

THE hot and sunny weather is due to last until early next week, according to the Met Office.

The warm spell, which the island has been basking in since Sunday, is expected to reach its peak today (Thursday) and Friday, with temperatures climbing up to about 21C.

The hottest it has reached so far this week is about 19C in some places. At the airport, the temperature is yet to get as high as it did during a warm spell in March – it reached 17.4C.

But speaking as the Manx Independent went to press forecaster Colin Gartshore said: ‘We have not got higher than that yet but there is a good chance that will be broken tomorrow.’

He explained: ‘After the warm spell in March, April was cool and most of this month has been cool if not cold.

‘The temperatures in the first three weeks of this month have been well below average with daytime temperatures of 12C.

‘And there has been four ground frosts which is more than average.’

When asked how long the warm spell would last, he said: ‘It looks like it will continue into the early part of next week.

‘It looks like after that it may begin to change and we may see a bit of rain.

‘It may not be so good when we hit [TT] race week.’

Average May temperatures are 15C-16C.

The May record, at Ronaldsway, is 23.7C.

 

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