There's good and bad on the weather front next week
Ladies and gentlemen, we give you... mid-September.
Starting to feel that autumnal change in the air?
That's September, baby.
Summer is done, but it's still sunny at times and though it hasn't fully frozen over or gotten dark at 4pm, you can feel it all around you, right?
Get used to it, essentially. The latest forecast from Met Éireann promises a mixed bag of weather over the next handful of days, so prepare for rain and enjoy the splashes of brightness mixed in.
Today is grand enough with dry and bright conditions anticipated over the midlands and the east, with occasional sunny spells thrown into the bargain. The west will be cloudier with patches of light drizzle, though some showers should arrive in eastern areas by the time the evening comes around.
Night will be less enjoyable with "fairly widespread rain" on the horizon, which should ease overnight. Stay in and watch a movie, perhaps.
A changeable week begins in "fresh, bright and breezy" fashion which, frankly, we'll take. Sunny spells and scattered showers are predicted, with particularly heavy showers in Ulster. Lows of 9 to 11 degrees expected.
Rain will move into western and northwestern spots but Met Éireann says that most of the rest of the country will remain dry until the evening. It will, however, be quite windy, with highs of 15 to 18 degrees.
Tuesday night, though, is a different story with a "very wet and windy" time expected, especially in northern counties.
The midweek should prove a breezy enough affair.
Wednesday will be bright and sunny with a mix of scattered showers as winds ease off. A dry day, but a wet evening.
Wet and windy to kick off as strong southwest winds make their way north. Throw in outbreaks of potentially heavy rain and Thursday doesn't sound like much craic, to be honest.
The afternoon sounds better as brighter weather - with some pesky scattered showers, mind - makes itself known alongside highs of 16 to 20 degrees, best felt in south Leinster and east Munster.
Early indications for Friday and Saturday speak to generally drier conditions.