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Life's a beach as touch of sun brings out the swimsuits - but enjoy it while it lasts

By Staff Reporter

Published 22/04/2015

Isobel and her six-year-old sister Victoria from Co Down soaking up the sun at Helen’s Bay yesterday
Isobel and her six-year-old sister Victoria from Co Down soaking up the sun at Helen’s Bay yesterday

The sun has got definitely got its hat on and some people in Northern Ireland have even got their bikinis out.

Yesterday was the hottest day of the year so far, with today set to break that record again.

While March came in like a lion, and out like one too, it looks like April is more than making up for the freak hail and snowstorms of a few weeks ago.

With temperatures reaching 19C in places yesterday, it was 'taps aff' across the region.

Some sunseekers in Co Down even got down to their bikinis and went for a paddle, but there was no word on whether or not the suncream was also needed.

Forecasters predict today will be another beautiful day, and there are hopes it could reach a relatively tropical 20C.

The clear skies mean it is chilly overnight, but that will lift to allow the warmth of the sun through.

However, it is feared that this could be the last we will see of such good weather for a while, with the sunshine set to fade by the end of the week. Tomorrow is beginning to look a bit more unsettled, and by Friday the rain is expected to move in.

Temperatures are also expected to drop by Saturday, leaving a cloudy and damp weekend, so the advice from forecasters is to enjoy the sunshine while it lasts.

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