Temperatures to soar to 19 degrees as high pressure to build over Ireland next week
It's going to be a thundery start to the week, but things are looking up.
Met Éireann has predicted temperatures will soar to 19 degrees as high pressure is set to build over Ireland next week.
Conditions will be generally unsettled with the weather dominated by low pressure for much of the week. However, from midweek, temperatures will increase to above average for the time of year.
There will be some early sunshine on Monday but with scattered showers too and some thundery bursts may lead to spot flooding. Highest temperatures will reach 11 to 14 degrees.
Tuesday will see light scattered showers, however, there will be plenty of sunny spells also with highest temperatures of 12 to 15 degrees.
Meanwhile, on Wednesday there will be a largely dry to start with some occasional drizzle as temperatures rise again to highs of 12 to possibly 16 degrees.
Thursday will be mostly cloudy with rain continuing to mainly affect the western half of the country early in the day with drier conditions in the east with occasional bright spells.
The day is set to be "very mild for the time of year" with highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees, continuing very mild overnight with temperatures not falling below the low to mid-teens.
Current indications are for heavy rain to continue on Friday over the western half of the country before slowly encroaching further east later in the day with temperatures as high as 18 degrees again.
There are also currently signs for higher pressure to build over Ireland over the weekend with more settled conditions developing and highest temperatures remaining generally in the mid-teens.