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Summer sun strikes again as temperatures soar

Summer sun offers plenty of fun… as this man bravely puts his head inside a Dinosaur’s mouth during the Grangefest in Omagh on sunny Saturday! A blistering heatwave is forecast for Tyrone throughout the week which is particularly good news for all those young people who will be starting their summer holidays. Jmac-16

HELIOPHILES across Tyrone will be pleased to learn high temperatures will return this week, with forecasts of up to 25 degrees Celsius.

According to Bonnie Diamond from the met office, Tyrone like the rest of the North is to be bathed in sunshine and balmy heat throughout the week.

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It’s all thanks to our good friend, high pressure, who will settle across Ireland and Britain.

“An area of high pressure will settle and stick around for the rest of the week,” Bonnie said.

“From the weekend onwards, temperatures will be gradually climbing, with the warmest day expected to be Wednesday.”

This latest instalment of summer comes just a fortnight after the last spell of good weather.

Of course, the ‘burning’ question is, will the weather last?

Surprisingly , the met office reckons it will – until the end of the month at least.

“The high pressure is set to stick around until the end of the month,” Bonnie said.

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“A dry, sunny spell is on the way, which is a bit of good news for a change.”

People are being advised to stock up on suncream, and purchase the obligatory paddling pools early to avoid disappointment.

And there is plenty of events in the great outdoors across the county to enjoy over the next few weeks, especially for the kids set free for the summer holidays.

One of the major attractions happening this weekend and will benefit from the blue skies, is the Enduro mountain biking
event at Davagh Forest, which will feature competitors from Ireland, the UK and even as far as America.

It is also expected to attract hundreds of spectators to the Sperrins forest.

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