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Get the sun block at the ready, Northern Ireland is set to bask in sunshine and high temperatures today. Picture by Pacemaker

STOCK up on the sun block because we're going to have a couple of days of sunshine and high temperatures.

After a weekend of warm weather, temperatures are set to soar again today with some parts of the north expected to reach highs of 24 degrees Celsius.

Most of us are set to enjoy a sunny and rather humid afternoon with sea fog drifting onto the Down and east Antrim coasts later this evening.

Tomorrow will see similar sunny spells throughout the morning and becoming very warm in the afternoon.

However, the Met Office has issued a yellow warning for heavy rain and thunder storms on Wednesday.

"Frequent lightning, large hail and strong winds could be additional hazards," forecasters add.

"All of this could lead to some flooding of homes, businesses and transport networks. Disruption to power is also possible."

In the Republic, Met Éireann has predicted highs of 27 degrees Celsius today.

If this is reached, it will surpass this year's record of 25.7 degrees Celsius, recorded at Shannon Airport on June 8.

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