first_imgMet Eireann Satellite Image taken on Sunday morningTHE sun is breaking through the cloud in Donegal today as summer finally arrives.And Met Eireann says the county can finally begin to enjoy the sunshine which covered the south and east of Ireland yesterday.Coastal fog and drizzle which had been predicted for the North West has in fact turned up on the Mayo, Galway and Clare coasts. “It is brightening up gradually in Donegal today,” said a Met Eireann spokesman.“It will be bright with spells of sunshine in many areas. It will be very warm inland, with maximum temperatures of 22 to 26 degrees, but cooler on coasts with sea breezes developing and much cooler where any sea fog persists.”Met Eireann says the warm conditions will continue right through until next weekend and early indications are that this will also continue into the following week.It may be dull at times, but the heat will persist. With a mixture of sunshine and cloud at times, the Irish Cancer Society warned people that 90% of the sun’s  harmful UV rays still make it through the cloud.The society said skin cancer is the most common cancer in Ireland but nine out of every ten cases could be prevented if we all took more care when outdoors by following the SunSmart Code.The SunSmart Code tells us to:* COVER UP: by wearing a shirt with a collar and long shorts.Also wear a hat that gives shade to your face, neck and ears. * SEEK SHADE: when UV rays are at their strongest – between 11amand 3pm.* WEAR WRAPAROUND SUNGLASSES: make sure they give UV protection.* SLOP ON SUNSCREEN: Use sunscreen with SPF 15 or higher and UVA protection 20 minutes before going outside and re-apply every 2 hours –more often if swimming or perspiring.* Keep babies under six months out of the sun.Out and about today? Send us your pictures to [email protected] LAST! CLOUD BEGINS TO CLEAR AS SUMMER ARRIVES was last modified: July 7th, 2013 by John2Share this:Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pocket (Opens in new window)Click to share on Telegram (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to share on Skype (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Tags:AT LAST! CLOUD BEGINS TO CLEAR AS SUMMER ARRIVESlast_img read more