Here's what the weather will look like over the weekend 4 days ago

Here's what the weather will look like over the weekend

Start making those plans.

With the All-Ireland football semi-finals taking place, countless FAI Cup fixtures, and the return of the Premier League, this weekend is set to be a bumper one for sports fans around the country.

If you're out and about, or if you just fancy staying in a beer garden and soaking it all up, here's how the weather is shaping up, according to Met Éireann.

There's a good start to Friday with spells of sunshine around the country, but there's going to be some scattered showers throughout the day, mainly confined to Ulster by evening. Top temperatures will range 15 to 20 degrees Celsius, mildest across the south and east.

Moving into Friday night and it's set to be dry overall with long clear spells. Low cloud and drizzle should affect the majority of south and southwest counties by morning though.

The northern half of Ireland will see glorious sunshine on Saturday morning. Clouds will develop as scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle move up across the country, heaviest across the west and southwest in the afternoon and other areas through the evening. Hill and coastal fog too, especially along southern coasts.

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This being said, it's expected to be a very mild and humid day, with highest temperatures ranging 18 to 21 or 22 degrees Celsius.

Saturday night will mainly be dry as the last of the rain clears northeastwards - just the odd residual shower occurring. Some mist and fog should develop as winds fall off light. Mild and humid with overnight low of 13 to 15 degrees Celsius.

Looking ahead to Sunday and it's expected to be humid with a scattering of slow moving showers. Overall, it's going to be cloudy but there will also be a few sunny spells, mainly in the evening.

Highest temperatures of 18 to 21 or 22 degrees Celsius and we're set for a very warm Sunday evening.

Wherever you are, enjoy the weekend!