Temperatures to hit 22 degrees by weekend
Weather update from Met Éireann
Staying generally dry and settled through the rest of the week with good sunny spells and above average temperatures, the national weather forecaster has predicted.
Dry with good spells of hazy sunshine today. A little cloudier in the north and northwest. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees, warmest in Leinster and Munster, in light northwesterly breezes.
Staying dry tonight with good clear spells. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in very light northwesterly or variable breezes.
Tomorrow will be generally dry with sunny spells. A little cloudier in the north and northwest with just a chance of some light rain or drizzle pushing in during the afternoon and evening. Highest temperatures will generally range from 15 to 20 degrees, warmest in the southeast, in light northwesterly breezes.
Wednesday night is expected generally dry with clear spells. Just a slight chance of some light rain or drizzle lingering in the northwest early on. Lowest temperatures generally ranging from 6 to 10 degrees, coolest in Ulster, in light north to northwest breezes.
Dry with good spells of sunshine again on Thursday. Just a slight chance of showers pushing in to western areas at times. Highest temperatures will generally range from 16 to 21 degrees, warmest in Munster, in light northerly breezes.
Thursday night is forecast to be dry and generally clear. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 9 degrees in light north to northeast breezes.
Friday will also be dry and sunny. Maximum temperatures of 16 to 21 degrees in very light and variable breezes.
Dry and generally clear overnight on Friday with a chance of some mist and fog patches developing towards morning. Minimum temperatures of 6 to 10 degrees in very light and variable breezes.
Staying generally dry and sunny again on Saturday. Just a slight chance of showers pushing in to Connacht and Ulster at times. Highest temperatures of around 18 to 22 degrees in light northwesterly or variable breezes.
Sunday again should remain mostly dry with good spells of sunshine. Just a slight chance of showers occasionally pushing in to Atlantic coastal regions. Highest temperatures of around 17 to 22 degrees in light north to northwest breezes.
Further outlook: Early indications are that high pressure will continue to dominate for the early days of next week, keeping conditions generally dry and settled.