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(L-R) Clare Miller, Sion Mills, Emma Arkinson, Killyclougher Roisin Campbell, Dungannon and Cathy O'Neill Dungannon, enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens. Photograph By Declan Roughan Presseye

(L-R) Clare Miller, Sion Mills, Emma Arkinson, Killyclougher Roisin Campbell, Dungannon and Cathy O'Neill Dungannon, enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens. Photograph By Declan Roughan Presseye

Summer time in Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Summer time in Northern Ireland. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

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People enjoy the summer weather in Botanic Gardens in Belfast Northern Ireland.
Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

PACEMAKER BELFAST 17/07/2017 People enjoy the summer weather in Botanic Gardens in Belfast Northern Ireland. Picture By: Arthur Allison/Pacemaker Press

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 17th July 2017

People enjoy the sunny and warm weather at Seamark outside Holywood in Co. Down. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 17th July 2017 People enjoy the sunny and warm weather at Seamark outside Holywood in Co. Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 17th July 2017

People enjoy the sunny and warm weather at Seamark outside Holywood in Co. Down. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 17th July 2017 People enjoy the sunny and warm weather at Seamark outside Holywood in Co. Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 17th July 2017

People enjoy the sunny and warm weather at Seamark outside Holywood in Co. Down. 


Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Press Eye Belfast - Northern Ireland 17th July 2017 People enjoy the sunny and warm weather at Seamark outside Holywood in Co. Down. Picture by Jonathan Porter/PressEye.com

Students Amy Gallagher and Claire Beattie soak up the sun at Portrstewart Strand Beach. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Students Amy Gallagher and Claire Beattie soak up the sun at Portrstewart Strand Beach. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

A busy warm day with cars at Portstewart Strand Beach. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

A busy warm day with cars at Portstewart Strand Beach. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Niamh Cooper from Belfast shows her running skills on a sunny day at Portstewart Strand Beach. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Niamh Cooper from Belfast shows her running skills on a sunny day at Portstewart Strand Beach. PICTURE MARK JAMIESON.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Sunshine  in Botanic Gardens Belfast getting some ice cream

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan Sunshine in Botanic Gardens Belfast getting some ice cream

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Tom Clarke from Wexford enjoys the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan Tom Clarke from Wexford enjoys the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

(L-R) Sarah McGarry from Belfast and Catherine laverty from Birmingham enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan (L-R) Sarah McGarry from Belfast and Catherine laverty from Birmingham enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan Sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

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Enjoying the sunshine   at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017 Enjoying the sunshine at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017
Enjoying the sunshine   at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017 Enjoying the sunshine at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

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Enjoying the sunshine   at Belfast City Hall , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017 Enjoying the sunshine at Belfast City Hall , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017
Enjoying the sunshine   at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017 Enjoying the sunshine at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017
Enjoying the sunshine   at Belfast City Hall , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017 Enjoying the sunshine at Belfast City Hall , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017
Enjoying the sunshine   at Belfast City Hall , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017 Enjoying the sunshine at Belfast City Hall , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017
Enjoying the sunshine   at Belfast City Hall , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017 Enjoying the sunshine at Belfast City Hall , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017
Enjoying the sunshine   at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017 Enjoying the sunshine at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017
Enjoying the sunshine   at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday.
Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Pacemaker Press 7/5/2017 Enjoying the sunshine at Helen's Bay Beach in Co Down , during the warm weather across Northern Ireland on Sunday. Pic Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Clare Miller, Sion Mills, Emma Arkinson, Killyclougher Roisin Campbell, Dungannon and Cathy O'Neill Dungannon, enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan Clare Miller, Sion Mills, Emma Arkinson, Killyclougher Roisin Campbell, Dungannon and Cathy O'Neill Dungannon, enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Tom Clarke from Wexford enjoys the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan Tom Clarke from Wexford enjoys the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

Tom Clarke from Wexford enjoys the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan Tom Clarke from Wexford enjoys the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

(L-R) Sarah McGarry from Belfast and Catherine laverty from Birmingham enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan (L-R) Sarah McGarry from Belfast and Catherine laverty from Birmingham enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 

The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern IrelandÕs premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens.  Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine is Alice Smyth from Ballymena.
 
The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern IrelandÕs premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens. Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine is Alice Smyth from Ballymena. The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 

 The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern IrelandÕs premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens.  Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine is Finlay Smyth from Ballymena.
 
The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern IrelandÕs premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens. Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine is Finlay Smyth from Ballymena. The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 

 The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern IrelandÕs premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens.  Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine is Finlay Smyth from Ballymena.
 
The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern IrelandÕs premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens. Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine is Finlay Smyth from Ballymena. The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 

The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern IrelandÕs premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens.  Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine is Alice Smyth from Ballymena.
 
The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern IrelandÕs premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens. Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine is Alice Smyth from Ballymena. The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 

 The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens.  Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.  

Enjoying the sunshine are P5s Philip and James with Mr Thompson from Kilbroney IPS.
 
The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens. Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine are P5s Philip and James with Mr Thompson from Kilbroney IPS. The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. 

 The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens.  Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend.  

Enjoying the sunshine is Eden John Robinson from Antrim.
 
The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

5 May 2017 - Picture by Darren Kidd / Press Eye. The glorious May weather continues today (Fri 5th May) as the gates open to Northern Ireland’s premier gardening event - Allianz Garden Show Ireland at Antrim Castle Gardens. Promising a fabulous Festival of Flowers, Food and Fun, the three day Show is set to welcome a bumper crowd to the stunning Antrim setting over the weekend. Enjoying the sunshine is Eden John Robinson from Antrim. The Allianz Garden Show Ireland will run from 5th - 7th May at Antrim Castle Gardens and is open daily from 10am-6pm with parking in town centre car parks and at The Junction with a shuttle bus running. Adults tickets cost £10 (concession £8), the event is FREE for children under 16 and there is a reduced rate for online booking. For more information visit www.gardenshowireland.com.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017
Photograph By Declan Roughan

William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

Press Eye - Weather Pictures - 7th May 2017 Photograph By Declan Roughan William Crawshaw and Becky Holdich from Leeds visiting Belfast for the weekend enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens.

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In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.
Leah, Rebecca and Hannah McMurray. 
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Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Leah, Rebecca and Hannah McMurray. Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph   01-05-2017
In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.

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Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph   01-05-2017
In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.

Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph   01-05-2017
In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.

Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph   01-05-2017
In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.

Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

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In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.

Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph   01-05-2017
In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.

Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

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In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.
Lisa Marie McCambridge 9
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Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Lisa Marie McCambridge 9 Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

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In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.
Aisling Denny
Siberian huskies
Nanook, nando and shadow.

Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Aisling Denny Siberian huskies Nanook, nando and shadow. Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

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In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast.
Grace McGuigan 8.
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Belfast Telegraph 01-05-2017 In the sunshine at the Waterworks North Belfast. Grace McGuigan 8. Picture Colm O'Reilly 01-05-2017

Students from Chicago enjoy the sun on Portstewart Strand

Students from Chicago enjoy the sun on Portstewart Strand

Aaron Callaghan and Sophie Jefferies on the beach at Newcastle

Aaron Callaghan and Sophie Jefferies on the beach at Newcastle

Seapark, Holywood, Co Down.
Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland.
Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

Seapark, Holywood, Co Down. Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

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Seapark, Holywood, Co Down.
Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland.
Picture: Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

Seapark, Holywood, Co Down. Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Picture: Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

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Tilly, Debbie, Charlotte 7 and Daniel 5 Ingram.
Seapark, Holywood, Co Down.
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Tilly, Debbie, Charlotte 7 and Daniel 5 Ingram. Seapark, Holywood, Co Down. Picture: Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©

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Seapark, Holywood, Co Down.
Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland.
Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

Seapark, Holywood, Co Down. Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye

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Seapark, Holywood, Co Down.
Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland.
Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©

Seapark, Holywood, Co Down. Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye ©

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Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Belfast City Hall.
Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye - Tuesday 16th August 2016

Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Belfast City Hall. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye - Tuesday 16th August 2016

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Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Belfast City Hall.
Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye - Tuesday 16th August 2016

Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Belfast City Hall. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye - Tuesday 16th August 2016

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Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Belfast City Hall.
Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye - Tuesday 16th August 2016

Temperatures have hit the glorious 20s in Northern Ireland. Belfast City Hall. Picture by Freddie Parkinson/Press Eye - Tuesday 16th August 2016

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Little Lucy McBurney from Belfast enjoys a delicious 99

Little Lucy McBurney from Belfast enjoys a delicious 99

(L-R) Clare Miller, Sion Mills, Emma Arkinson, Killyclougher Roisin Campbell, Dungannon and Cathy O'Neill Dungannon, enjoy the sunshine in Botanic Gardens. Photograph By Declan Roughan Presseye

There was barely space for a beach towel yesterday at Portstewart Strand, with the packed seaside spot closed to many sun seekers out to enjoy the second hottest day of the year so far.

A spokesperson from the National Trust said that a combination of high tides and the scorching weather drawing out the crowds forced them to turn many away.

            But how long will it last

"The tide was coming in so fast that there was no more space for any more cars to be parked on the beach," she said.

An estimated 1,500 cars were among the lucky ones who managed to grab spaces, a boost of around 500 from Sunday's turnout.

The spokesperson added: "It was an extremely busy day, we don't get too many like it but the tide was against us this time. But it's been beautiful and very hot."

Killowen near Lisburn, had the peak temperature yesterday of 26.5C.

This was still just a shade lower than the hottest day so far this year, with Armagh reaching 26.6C on June 21.

The balmy Monday for the Co Down village was also the second hottest across the UK yesterday, just behind Heathrow at 26.9C.

A Met Office spokesperson said the heat will continue tomorrow with temperatures reaching up to 25C.

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Portstewart Strand filled with cars yesterday

Portstewart Strand filled with cars yesterday

Portstewart Strand

Portstewart Strand

Portstewart Strand

Portstewart Strand

Portstewart Strand filled with cars yesterday

Portstewart Strand filled with cars yesterday

Portstewart Strand filled with cars yesterday

The message from the Met Office was, however: "Enjoy it while you can."

Wednesday is predicted to see sustained showers during the day, especially in the western half of the country.

The sweltering heat will reduce down to around 19C by Thursday which should remain largely dry.

With at least one more day in the sun left, the Public Health Agency and Cancer Focus Northern Ireland have launched a new campaign to encourage young children to protect themselves from the heat.

More information on the short video and book entitled: 'Percy Piglet and the Summer' can be found at www.cancerfocusni.org

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