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Friday 28 November 2014

In Pictures: Northern Ireland sizzles as temperatures soar to 28C

Pacemaker Press 8/7/2012 
Josephine  McAllister  and  Kirsty McClean cool down in the water fountain in Belfast City Centre  , as hot spells hit across Northern Ireland 
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 8/7/2012 Josephine McAllister and Kirsty McClean cool down in the water fountain in Belfast City Centre , as hot spells hit across Northern Ireland Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 8/7/2012 Eniko Kovacs splashes around during the sunny weather at the Beach in Helen's Bay in Co Down , as hot spells hit across Northern Ireland Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Northern Ireland- 9th July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Good weather and sunshine continues across Northern Ireland as temperatures reach a 30-year- high. Left to right. Gail Whyte from Belfast and Rebecca Woods from Loughgall enjoy the sun as they relax on Helen's Bay beach in Co. Down
Pacemaker Press 8/7/2012 From L-R Eniko Kovacs, Andrea Zemen and Gabriella Parozi enjoying the weather at Helen's Bay in Co Down , as hot spells hit across Northern Ireland Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Pacemaker Press 8/7/2012 From L-R Gabriella Parozi, Eniko Kovacs and Andrea Zemen enjoying the weather at Helen's Bay in Co Down , as hot spells hit across Northern Ireland Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach. From Lisburn are 18 year olds Bronagh Walsh and Victoria Sanders. Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13
Northern Ireland- 9th July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Good weather and sunshine continues across Northern Ireland as temperatures reach a 30-year- high. Left to right. Sandra, Claire, Alison, Rich, Benjamin, Kelly take advantage from of their lunch hour from Urban outfitters to relax grounds of the City Hall in Belfast.
Pacemaker Press 9/7/2012 Elephants get cooled down with water at Belfast Zoo as the hot weather hits across Northern Ireland Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker
Northern Ireland- 9th July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Good weather and sunshine continues across Northern Ireland as temperatures reach a 30-year- high. A police patrol at Helen's Bay in Co. Down.
Northern Ireland- 10th July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Good weather and sunshine continues across Northern Ireland as temperatures reach a 30-year- high. Five-year-old Mia Totten from Bangor cools down in the sea at Groomsport beach in Co. Down.
Northern Ireland- 10th July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Good weather and sunshine continues across Northern Ireland as temperatures reach a 30-year- high. Left to right. Scott Irwin(13) with his sister Rachel(5) and brother Ben(10) from Bangor enjoy some bodyboarding at Ballyholme Beach in Co. Down.
Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach. From Lisburn are 18 year olds Bronagh Walsh and Victoria Sanders. Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13
Northern Ireland- 9th July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Good weather and sunshine continues across Northern Ireland as temperatures reach a 30-year- high. Left to right. Jonny Rowan, Eddie Cavanagh and Matthew Webb from Belfast play volleyball on the beach at Helen's Bay.
Northern Ireland- 10th July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Good weather and sunshine continues across Northern Ireland as temperatures reach a 30-year- high. Two-year-old Eden Polley from Bangor cools down in the sea at Groomsport beach in Co. Down.
Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. having fun in the sun at Helen's Bay Beach yesterday are Bethany McBride, back, and Tori Paul, from Ballysillan.
Northern Ireland- 10th July 2013 Mandatory Credit - Photo-Jonathan Porter/Presseye. Good weather and sunshine continues across Northern Ireland as temperatures reach a 30-year- high. Two-year-old Alicia Totten from Bangor enjoys an ice-cream at Groomsport beach in Co. Down.
PRESSEYE - Weather Portrush Beach - BEST QUALITY AVAILABLE Image by Kelvin Boyes 9 Jun 2013
Chris Kirk and Jamie Lynn ejoying the weather in Drumglass park on the Lisburn Road yesterday
Sisters Sophie and Anna Lioe in Drumglass Park on the Lisburn Road in Belfast enjoying the weather yesterday
© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. from left Jenna McCart, Linzi Thompson and Clare Tait enjoying the great weather yesterday at Helen's Bay Beach.
© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. from left, Conor Hughes, Caoimhe Duggan, Cathy Schofield and brother Andrew.
07.05.13. PICTURE BY DAVID FITZGERALD The weather yesterday finally got better as the sun shone in Belfast. Eimear Nelis a Student at Queen's University enjoying the sunshine in Botanic Gardens, Belfast
© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Splashing around at Helen's Bay Beach yesterday are from left, Otas Maraska, samantha Jarauskaite and Kamike Ganagaite, all from Portadown
© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Beach Babes...Dana keenan and son Patrick (6 months).
© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Bogdan Jarocinski and daughter Isabella Jarocinska (1)
© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. James Adams and Zoe Brown from Belfast, soaking up the sun at Helen's Bay.
© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Beach Barbie...Marta Kukie and daughter Nadia (5) with dad Timucin Bayrak.
© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. From left, Stacey Maxwell, son Jack Braniff (6 months) and dad James Braniff
© Presseye Press Eye Ltd 7th July 2013. Mandatory Credit : Photo by Presseye Hot summer Sunday at Helen's Bay Beach. Topping up theit tans at Helen's Bay yesterday are from left, Annie Jelley, Chelcie Owens and Violet Black.
Weather picture. Helens Bay in Co.Down where temperatures soared at the weekend attracting hundreds of people to the beach. Picture Mark McCormick. 06/07/13
Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick
Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick
Gay Pride parade Belfast. 06/07/13 Picture Mark McCormick
The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Press Eye - Belfast - 6th July 2013 - The 23rd Annual Belfast Pride Parade Marchers take part in the Annual Belfast Pride Parade in Belfast City Centre this afternoon. The parade was attend by members and supporters of the LGBT community. Picture by Kelvin Boyes / Press Eye
Friends Ben Scott, and Patrick White, from Coleraine enjoy a shower during the great spell of weather at the White Rocks in Portrush on Sunday.PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Fantastic weather for Northern Ireland for the next few days. Amy Hanna and dog Pip pictured in the grounds in Belfast City Hall. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Pacemaker Press Belfast 06-07-02013: Fantastic weather for Northern Ireland for the next few days. Picture By: Arthur Allison.
Botanic Gardens - Weather Picture - Presseye - 9th June 2013 Rachel Anderson aged 7 and her sister Ella aged 5 enjoy the weather in Botanic Gardens yesterday.

The Seychelles, Crete, Tenerife and... Northern Ireland.

All are set to bask in temperatures of up to 28C today, and the good news for sun-worshippers here is the hot weather is to continue throughout this week.

The summer finally arrived at the weekend with the mercury touching the mid-20s across Northern Ireland.

And weather experts say there will be more of the same in the coming days with today set to be the hottest day of the year.

"There will be temperatures of up to 28C, with the highest readings in the west of the province," forecaster Paul Mott of MeteoGroup said.

"In Belfast it will be around 26C, so a very warm day with prolonged sunny spells.

"The good weather will last right through the week with temperatures in the mid-20s.

"Every day should reach about 25C or 26C at least.

"Towards the end of the week you may get the odd patchy shower but they shouldn't last very long."

Forecasters say the long-awaited heatwave could last for a fortnight in total.

Yesterday the hottest place in Northern Ireland was Derrylin in Co Fermanagh where it was 24C.

Northern Ireland's top tourist attractions were thronged throughout the weekend.

Beaches across the province were packed including Helen's Bay, Newcastle, Portrush and Portstewart.

And the influx of visitors had the tills ringing in ice-cream parlours, restaurants and bars in coastal towns.

The good weather also brought several hundred people out to enjoy Andy Murray's historic Wimbledon victory on a big screen at Belfast City Hall.

With the warm weather set to continue, the emergency services have urged people to take care when near the sea.

Portaferry Lifeboat was launched four times over the weekend, including the rescue of three children, aged 10, 11 and 14, who drifted from shore in an inflatable crocodile.

Brian Bailie, Portaferry RNLI volunteer lifeboat operations manager, said: "With the good weather and the start of the holiday season it is important that everyone spending a day by the sea takes sensible precautions when using inflatable toys designed for use in a swimming pool rather than the open sea.

"Thankfully on this occasion nobody was harmed, but it could very easily have turned into a much more serious incident."

The Coleraine Coastguard was also busy having been involved in seven rescues since Friday evening, including the hoisting of a father and son up an 80ft cliff to safety.

They had been fishing at the Ramore Head area of Portrush when they became trapped by the tide at around 7pm last night.

Rescuers lowered ropes to the stricken pair who were helped up the cliff.

It followed a similar incident close to Dunluce Castle yesterday afternoon, when a man out walking became trapped by the sea and had to be rescued. A coastguard crew used ropes to help him climb over 50ft.

Derek Thorpe from Coleraine Coastguard urged people to exercise caution when enjoying the current spell of warm weather.

The downside of the good weather for some is that it will also bring a very high pollen count which is predicted to remain until Wednesday.

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