Temperatures set to hit 25 degrees by Monday following welcome warm weekend
The UK, meanwhile, could be set to experience one of its hottest days on record.
After a fairly miserable July on the weather front and with rain warnings affecting some of the August Bank Holiday weekend, news of some pleasant weather on the horizon is very welcome indeed.
Once we get Friday morning and early afternoon out of the way – when scattered showers will be prevalent and there’ll even be occasional bursts of thunder – the forecast is all set up for a pretty lovely weekend.
Dry and sunny conditions, according to Met Éireann, will arrive for most of the country by early evening on Friday, with highest temperatures of 17 to 23 degrees.
Barring the occasional shower on Sunday, it looks likely to stay that way until Monday afternoon.
Warm and dry weather will prevail across the country on Saturday, with highs of 23 degrees once again and only light winds, apart from along Irish sea coasts where they’ll be slightly stronger.
It will be slightly warmer on Sunday, with top temperatures of 24 degrees expected and again it will be warm and sunny for the most part apart from isolated heavy showers in places.
Monday will be even warmer again, with top temperatures of 25 degrees, although rain will extend from the south of Ireland across the rest of the country by night-time.
The warm weather is set to remain until the middle of next week, although it will also bring with it plenty of heavy rain and thunderstorms, so be prepared if you are out and about.
Over in the UK, meanwhile, temperatures could reach as high as 38 degrees in the southeast of England on Friday, which is set to be the hottest day of a heatwave affecting England and Wales in the coming days.
Should temperatures reach 38 degrees, it will match or possibly exceed the hottest August day on record in the UK (38.5 degrees Celsius in Faversham, 10 August 2003) or even the hottest recorded day full stop (38.7 degrees Celsius in Cambridge Botanic Garden, 25 July 2019).
Get the sun cream ready, it’s going to be a warm one.