Long, sunny days to extend into next week

Weather update from Met Éireann

A prolonged warm settled spell with a high pressure dominating. That's the latest outlook from the national weather forecaster.

Mostly sunny today, with any mist clearing this morning. Cloud will build at times across parts of Ulster and Connacht. Top temperatures will range 19 to 25 degrees generally, though once again, light to moderate easterly winds will keep it a little cooler for eastern coastal areas.

Dry and clear outside of shallow fog patches. Lowest temperatures of 7 to 12 degrees in light easterly or variable breezes.

Warm and sunny for Friday outside of some possible cloud building across Ulster. Highest temperatures of 18 to 24 or 25 degrees, all the while a little cooler though along Irish Sea coasts. Winds will be light to moderate northeast or variable.

Dry and mostly clear after-dark on Friday. Lowest temperatures of 5 to 11 degrees in just light easterly breezes.

Saturday is expected another largely sunny and dry day with just scattered cloud. Somewhat cloudy to begin in northern parts, clearing in the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 18 to 23 degrees, with just light easterly or variable winds.

Remaining dry and clear overnight on Saturday with just the odd patch of mist developing before dawn. Temperatures not falling below 8 to 11 degrees with light easterly or variable winds.

A clear sunny start to Sunday with variable cloud possibly developing over the western half of the country later on in the day, before clearing again in the late evening. Highest temperatures of 18 to 25 degrees with just light easterly or variable winds.

Further outlook: Little change is expected with high pressure positioned near Ireland bringing a continuation of the sunny settled weather. Afternoon highs will generally range from 18 to 25 degrees, warmest further west, away from Irish Sea coasts in mostly light easterly breezes.