Soak up the sun over the weekend – those are the reports from Met Éireann as the next week will bring rain.
Saturday will be a dry day in most areas with some clouds but good sunny spells. It will feel warm with highs generally 16 to 19 degrees, possibly up to 20 degrees in the east. Winds are forecast to be weak in the southwest or variable in direction.
There is a chance of a few showers on Sunday, especially in the eastern half of the country. Top temperatures of 16 to 20 degrees again, warmest in the west and southwest, but light to moderate east to southeast breezes keep conditions cooler along the east and southeast coasts.
Monday will start the week wet with scattered showers in the morning and afternoon moving north, followed by sunny spells and scattered showers. There will be occasional rain with a chance of thunderstorms. The highest temperatures are between 16 and 20 degrees with a moderate to fresh wind from the south.
On Tuesday, more outbreaks of rain, some heavy, will sweep across the country, accompanied by fresh to strong and gusty southeastern winds. Rain will clear up to the northeast during the day as winds ease.
It is expected that it will be cooler than the previous days with generally highest temperatures of 14 to 16 degrees. Later in the evening there will be another rain shower from the south, moving north tonight.
Current indications suggest it will remain unsettled on Wednesday and beyond, with highs of between 14 and 18 degrees.