Sunset in Bundoran.Photo: Sharon Poyntz, Cavan

No sign of fine weather to end

Weather update from Met Éireann

Staying warm and largely dry until early Saturday morning, when some showery rain is expected to start moving into the south and move up across the country later on Saturday introducing a slightly more showery but quite humid airmass.

That's the latest weather outlook from Met Éireann.

Any early morning mist and fog will quickly clear to leave a dry and sunny day for most, though there will be patchy cloud at times, mostly over Ulster and north Leinster with a very slight chance of a stray shower in Ulster. Highest temperatures of 19 to 24 degrees generally. Cooler though in the east due to moderate to occasionally fresh easterly winds, with highest temperatures there of 15 to 18 degrees.

Dry with a mix of clear spells and some high cloud tonight. Lowest temperatures of 8 to 12 degrees with some patchy mist or fog possible in Leinster in mostly light easterly or variable breezes.

Remaining dry tomorrow but the sunshine will be hazier overall and it will be quite a blustery day. Highest temperatures ranging from 15 degrees in the northeast and east up to 24 degrees generally in the mid-west, in moderate to fresh easterly winds.

Other than some high cloud it will be dry and mostly clear overnight on Thursday. Cloud will thicken in the south and southwest later in the night, with a slight chance of some patchy rain near southwestern fringes by morning. Lowest temperatures of 9 in Ulster up to a mild 15 degrees in parts of Munster, all in light to moderate easterly breezes.

There will generally be more cloud about on Friday although there will still be some long sunny spells. While it will be mostly dry again, a shower or two may develop in the south during the afternoon. Highest temperatures of 19 to 25 degrees, warmest in the midwest, in light to moderate east to southeast winds.

Mostly dry overnight on Friday with a mix of cloud and clear spells. A few isolated showery outbreaks are possible in the south, mainly towards morning. It will be a warm night especially in the southwest with lowest temperatures not falling below 11 to 16 degrees in mostly light easterly winds.

Warm and muggy on Saturday with the best of the sunny spells in the morning, although in Munster, showery outbreaks of rain will likely be ongoing in the morning and they will extend northwards through the afternoon and evening, with a few heavier burst possible in the west. Highest temperatures of 18 to 25 degrees, warmest in Connacht in mostly moderate southeasterly winds.

The bulk of the showery rain will clear the north early Saturday night but some isolated showers are possible overnight. It will quite oppressively warm and humid overnight with temperatures not falling below 14 to 16 degrees while southeasterly winds will be light at best.

Another warm and humid day on Sunday, with a mix of sunny spells and scattered showers, some may be thundery in nature also. Winds will be mostly light and variable, offering little relief from the humid conditions and highest temperatures of 21 to 24 degrees.

Staying warm and quite humid into early next week with good sunny spells and the chance of some afternoon thundery showers at times. Maximum temperatures generally in the low to mid-twenties.