Northern Ireland set for Indian summer with weeks of warm and dry weather

Temperatures are to continue to rise across the UK

Temperatures are to continue to rise across the UK

Northern Ireland might not have had much of a summer so far this year - but all that could be about to change.

According to the Met Office things are going to warm up this week with temperatures in the low to mid 20s.

As we go through the week south easterly winds will bring warm and dry conditions from the continent with plenty of long sunny spells.

And the good news is that forecasters are confident that the fine conditions will last for most of September.

It will not be a totally perfect picture, though.

Some low pressure weather systems will bring some occasional rain from time to time but for the most part high pressure is likely to dominate meaning the weather will be mostly dry and settled with some above average temperatures.