This week's weather: Summer is on the way, but it'll drop to -3 again before then 2 years ago

This week's weather: Summer is on the way, but it'll drop to -3 again before then

Plus rain. Lots and lots of rain.

Normally Easter is the time of year when we can break out the first t-shirts of the year, but 2018 has got off to a fairly inauspicious start, and while we didn't get the White Easter that had been threatened for a while, we did still have to deal with a rain and sleet weather warning on Easter Sunday.

So far, so not ideal.

However, looking forward, we could finally be looking at the first glimpses of Summer.

This is what we can expect from the rest of the week according to the folks at Met Eireann:

Tuesday:

An organised band of showers will move up from the south early tomorrow Tuesday with the threat of thunder. Showers will merge into longer spells of rain across the north and west into the afternoon (risk of sleet over Donegal), whilst it should dry up across other areas. Afternoon temperatures will generally range a near normal 10 to 12 degrees Celsius, colder though in the far northwest with afternoon highs of only 5 to 8 degrees Celsius.

Winds will be variable in direction and occasionally gusty. That night, Showers across the country, merging into longer spells of rain in the east and south. Long clear spells as well in the west and north. Lowest temperatures ranging from 1 degree in the northwest to 6 in the southeast.

Wednesday:

Sunshine and showers. Some showers heavy and merging into longer spells of rain, but becoming drier towards evening. Highest temperatures of 7 to 10 degrees in moderate northwesterly winds.

Mainly dry on Wednesday night with skies clearing. Turning very cold with widespread frost. Lowest temperatures between -3 and +1 degree in light breezes.

Thursday:

It looks like most places will stay dry on Thursday with just the threat of rain in the west. Some sunshine will develop in the east, while the west will be predominantly cloudy. Highest temperatures 8 or 9 degrees.

Thursday night is looking milder with no frost. Some rain may occur in Atlantic coastal areas, but most places will probably stay dry in southerly breezes.

Friday:

Sunshine and showers with highest temperatures of 9 to 13 degrees.

THIRTEEN DEGREES! BREAK OUT THE FACTOR FIFTY, GUYS!