HOL LOT OF SUN BEFORE SCHOOL; Pupils to get final summer blast.
Byline: AMY CROFFEY
THE weather gods are set to give youngsters one last blast of summer before they return to the classrooms.
As tens of thousands of pupils begin a fresh term from next Monday, Met Eireann says the sun will be back at the end of the week.
And top temperatures could even hit 25C by the weekend.
Forecaster Matthew Martin told the Irish Mirror: "Until Wednesday it will continue to be showery, breezy and unsettled like it has been for the last three weeks.
"But from midweek there are some signs that show high pressure will move towards the ow north of Europe resulting in an improvement.
"It is set to turn more settled with some rain and sunshine.
"From Friday onwards it is looking like it will be even better with a sunny weekend likely but it's hard to say this early."
After one Twitter user complained yesterday she "seems to have woken up in November", Mr Martin said the unseasonably cool temperatures are also set to "improve".
He added: "Temperatures are running one or two below seasonal average at the moment but by midweek we expect it to hit between one or two degress above average."
"It has been predicted temperaturesFriday will reach values between 20C and 25C.
The upturn will be welcome news to primary secondary school kids will be looking to have final hurrah in the outdoors before many their classrooms.
Meanwhile, the UK looks set to bask in a late summer heatwave with three weeks of warm temperatures forecast after they also endured weeks of storms and rain.
Forecasters are predicting conditions could remain warm into September with the mercury edging towards 30C.