Bizarre weather forecast as temperatures to hit 20 degrees today and tomorrow amid yellow warning
On the bright side, "plenty of dry weather and sunny spells" are on the cards next week.
Met Éireann has issued a somewhat bizarre weather forecast for this time of year, with temperatures set to hit 20 degrees today and tomorrow with enough rain hanging around to merit a status yellow weather warning.
With a weather advisory for 10 counties already in place since Tuesday afternoon, Met Éireann freshly signalled a grim-looking few days ahead with two separate Status Yellow weather warnings issued on Wednesday.
The first warning concerns Donegal, Galway, Leitrim, Mayo and Sligo and is valid from midnight on Thursday until 3am on Saturday morning.
However, while the heavy outbreaks of rain will bring a risk of localised flooding, it will also be humid and "unseasonably mild" with highest temperatures of up to 20 degrees.
Friday will once again see outbreaks of rain and drizzle with temperatures reaching up to 20 degrees.
It looks like it's going to be a bleak couple of days in terms of the rain, although the good news is conditions will become mild once the heavy rain clears on Saturday.
The weather will become more settled throughout next week with a good deal of dry conditions and sunny spells as high pressure builds over Ireland.
Saturday will see a clearance to drier conditions with good sunny spells continuing to push in over the country from the west, with some showers following in the afternoon, and highest temperatures of up to 19 degrees.
Sunday will be largely dry with sunny spells and highest temperatures of 15 degrees.
It will be mostly dry on Monday morning with some sunny spells again with highest temperatures of 15 degrees. Meanwhile, on Tuesday, there will be good dry periods with a mix of cloud, sunny spells and some light patchy rain.
There'll be plenty of that to follow in the subsequent days with Met Éireann also predicting plenty of dry weather with sunny spells and temperatures generally ranging up to highs of 15 degrees.