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Monday 22 December 2014

Northern Ireland basks in heatwave

David Mulligan enjoys the sun.  June 2010
David Mulligan enjoys the sun. June 2010
Caislin Himson, Ann-Marie Denver and Caitrina Grogin, all from County Londonderry enjoying the heatwave at Portstewart.
Sunbathing in the hot sunshine at Portstewart Strand Beach. June 2010
Jack Williams, enjoys water jets at Portstewart during the warm sunshine. June 2010
Ulster basks in the sunshine. Newscastle beach
A couple relaxing at The Cresent in Portstewart . June 2010
Catherine Fillis (Coleraine) and Lauren Huston (Ballymoney) enjoy a morning splash at Portstewart Beach. June 2010
Queen's students Tallar Bogosyan and Lucy Catherine in Belfast's Botanic Gardens enjoying the sun. Pacemaker
Queen's studentsTallar Bogosyan and Lucy Catherine in Belfast's Botanic Gardens enjoying the sun. Pacemaker
Sarah Bryce, Rachel Bryce, Emma Holmes and Kyle Boyd at Helens Bay . May 2010
Emily McAllister, in Belfast
Jayde Deegan and Tomas Manning at Helens Bay. May 2010
Laura Murray and Blaine McMillan, Belfast City Hall.
Caran Winchester, in Belfast
Sarah Hanna and Megan Harding at Helens Bay. May 2010
Kristina McAllister, in Belfast. May 2010
Mairtin Lyons and Sarah-Leagh Meenan at Helens Bay. May 2010
Niamh and Sarah-Leagh Meenanat ,Helens Bay. May 2010
Lauren Tracey, pictured in Belfast. May 2010
The fountains at Custom House Square in Belfast. May 2010
Emma Boyle and Eimear McDonnell enjoy the good weather at the Belfast City Hall
Alice Kavanagh, right from Monastervin, Co. Kildare and Ella Weld from Newbridge, Co. Kildare enjoy some ice cream at the Curragh races. May 2010
Miss Belfast City finalists soaking up the sun in Belfast city centre. May 2010
Miss Belfast City finalists soaking up the sun in Belfast city centre. May 2010
21 year old Diana Divoux from France, who is studying in Belfast, soaking up the sun on the banks of Belfast Lough. May 2010
Judith Carville, Sarah Magennis and Joanne Lamb at Helen's Bay. May 2010
A Common Marmoset enjoys a date filled ice cream at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling. May 2010
nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Left to right. Four-year-old twins Katie Bradley-Irvine and her brother Jason from east Belfast pictured after having their faces painted.
Jayde Deegan at Helens Bay. May 2010.
2nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Seven-year-old Lana Turner from the Cliftonville area with two badges she made.
22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Left to right. Sean McDermott(8) with his brother Sean are entertained at the Flea Circus by Madame Tiptop and Felix Flip-flop.
22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Children are entertained by a couple of performers in the park.
22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Left to right. Molley Agnew Boyce(9) from Fortwilliam and Ted Anderson(2) from Holywood play with a device which makes sounds as they draw.
22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. General views of the park.
22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Swedish juggler Ture Holm from Premiere Circus pictured in the park.
22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. A BMX demonstration in the park.
22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Seven-year-old Libby Maloney from Belfast meets one of the circus characters in the park.
22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Seven-year-old Chloe Leinster from Fortwilliam getting her face painted.
22nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Fluffy the dragon from Cork Circus pictured in the park.
May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Left to right. Harry Felmingham(6) Ruben Maloney(6) and his sister Libby(7) pictured in the park.
2nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. A cinema in the park.
2nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Five-year-old Natasha Hamilton from Ardoyne gets her face painted.
2nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Seven-year-old Chloe Leinster from Fortwilliam after getting her face painted.
2nd May 2010. Children's festival in the Waterworks in north Belfast. Julie Ann Turley(8) with her sister Aimee Smith Turley(3) from the Newlodge.
A newly arrived brown bear from Sweden cools down in its pool with a fruit filled ice lolly at Blair Drummond Safari Park near Stirling. May 2010

A spell of high pressure brought with it soaring temperatures and bright sunshine which saw people across the province getting outside and making the most of the great outdoors.

On Friday, Ballykelly in Co Londonderry enjoyed the highest temperature in Northern Ireland at almost 25 degrees. The highest recorded temperature on Saturday was in Katesbridge, Co Down, where the mercury topped almost 25 degrees.

The heatwave continued yesterday and peaked at 26 degrees in Helen’s Bay in Co Down.

However, a cold front moving into Northern Ireland overnight was to bring with it some patches of drizzle and cloud today.

Maurice Scollie, a forecaster with the Met Office, said: “We can expect to see temperatures return to normal over the next few days and would expect to see them at about 14 or 15 degrees for this time of year.”

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