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It’s happy days... sun to keep on shining in Northern Ireland

By Linda Stewart

The heatwave in Northern Ireland is set to continue.

Temperatures reached as high as 25C yesterday and although the mercury is due to drop over the next few days, we will still enjoy balmy May weather.

Forecaster Nick Prebble from Meteogroup said temperatures reached 25C at Ballykelly, while Altnahinch clocked up 24C.

And he revealed that today will be another warm day, although temperatures are likely to peak at 22/23C, with the chance of the odd shower.

“Wednesday is a little bit more unsettled but remaining fairly warm with maximums of 20C or 21C and a risk of heavy showers developing. There will be a few rumbles of thunder but with sunshine in between.”

As the week wears on, temperatures will drop to a more normal 16C or 17C but showers won’t be as widespread.

“At the weekend it looks like there’s going to be sunny intervals with the chance of one or two showers and temperatures at a maximum of 16-17C.

“It’s not especially cold and it’s not especially warm and there will be some sunshine,” Nick said.

Meanwhile, Islandmagee ice cream and toy shop The Rinkha revealed it has sold an incredible 20,000 ice creams during the course of the heatwave and was selling paddling pools and barbecues as late as 10pm.

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