Bella Crossan, Mollai Gordon, Shona McGleenan and Aoife Murray enjoying the sun on The Mall Armagh. Photos by Liam McArdle
With the mercury levels rising to almost 30 degrees today (Thursday) many took the opportunity to enjoy the sumptuous sunshine in Armagh this afternoon.
It certainly felt like 30-degrees with no sign of a cooling breeze to be had.
Office workers took to the shade outside; others sheltered under the tree-lined Mall, while many cooled down with a well-earned ice-cream or two.
It has been a glorious week of sunshine right across the country in what is officially a heatwave – and the next 48 hours will be more of the same – maybe even a little hotter in some parts, as temperatures rise to 28 degrees.
A dip in temperature may be welcomed by many on Sunday – even if it is only back down to 26 though. Monday will bring much cooler weather with thermostats struggling to break 20 degrees for the week ahead.
Check out our gallery of folks enjoying the Armagh sunshine earlier today. Photos by Liam McArdle.
Anna serves yet another of Macaris world famous ice creams to Eamon Traynor.
Some days its too hot for the office
Weather readings have been taken daily the Observatory since 1794 and in conjunction with the Met Office for over 100 years
Shane Kelly checking the Sunshine Recorder at Armagh Observatory. Weather readings have been taken daily the Observatory since 1794.
Alexandra Marshall-Jones and Povilas Valiukas enjoying the sun on The Mall Armagh
The hardworking Donaghy grandparents spoiling the children and enjoying the sun on The Mall Armagh
Chantelle Murphy and Jordan Wilson enjoying the sun on The Mall Armagh Co.Armagh
Nicole Graham, Eilís McCaughy and Grace McLearnon enjoying the sun on The Mall Armagh Co.Armagh
Enjoying the sun on The Mall is 89 years young Elsie Pearson, Elsie enjoys her daily walk on the Mall.
Charlie Clarke, Ben Hoole and Erin Tait enjoying the sun on The Mall Armagh Co.Armagh
Noel McClurg, the renowned Football and Basketball coach, who taught for many years in St Patrick’s College, enjoying the sun on The Mall Armagh
Ryan McCartney and two month old Brea Enjoying the sun on The Mall Armagh
George Corr of 4C Coffee House selling lots of iced lattes today