The weather is shaping up to be pretty decent over the next few days 5 months ago

The weather is shaping up to be pretty decent over the next few days

Get out and enjoy it.

Westlife in Croker, GAA qualifiers, League of Ireland action, pints.

It's shaping up to be a decent weekend and even if you fancy heading to the cinema to see the latest releases, here's what you'll be missing on the weather front.

Given the recent mini-heatwave we've all enjoyed, it appears that the temperatures are going to stay fairly warm for the next few days with a risk of rain in some parts.

Here's what the good people at Met Éireann have forecasted.

Thursday is set to be another dry day with sunny spells in the south, but cloud in the northwest will spread southeastwards during the day. Fear not because the sunny spells will develop again later in the afternoon and evening.

The temperatures are set to range from 16 to 19 degrees over Connacht and Ulster, but it's going to be hotter elsewhere with temperatures of 20 to 23 degrees expected.

Tonight will be dry with clear spells over much of the country. However, there's a chance of light rain or drizzle in the north and northwest.

Friday will be cloudy with patchy outbreaks of rain over Connacht and Ulster.

Elsewhere, it's set set to be mostly dry with sunny spells at first, but cloud will increase later in the day. The mercury is expected to hit between 16 to 18 degrees over Ulster and Connacht, but 19 to 22 degrees in the rest of the country.

Friday night will be dry with clear spells at first, but cloudier conditions with some showery rain in the north will spread southward during the night.

These conditions will continue into Saturday morning when it's expected to be a cloudy start to the day with some patchy rain. However, it will become mostly dry with sunny spells developing later, especially in the north and east.

Top temperatures of 16 to 22 degrees are expected, while Saturday night will be mostly dry with some cloud and a few spots of rain, drizzle and mist.

Finishing off the weekend, Sunday will arguably be the worst day of the lot with cloudy conditions and outbreaks of rain and drizzle on the horizon. However, some dry periods will arrive too.

Top temperatures will range from 16 in the north to 21 degrees near the south coast.