Warm and dry this weekend with highs of 22 degrees in parts – Met Eireann
There is dry and warm weather forecast this weekend, with Met Eireann forecasting temperatures to reach the mid-20s.
Today, Friday, will start off mainly dry in Leinster and Munster with bright and sunny spells forecast. Highest temperatures are to range between 16 to 22 degrees in fresh and gusty southwest winds.
However, rain in the northwest will spread slowly southeastwards across Ulster and Connacht in the morning, turning heavy at times. This band of rain will then move down over the rest of the country through the afternoon and evening, according to Met Eireann.
Tonight, any lingering rain in the southeast will clear early on, leaving the rest of the night mainly dry says Met Eireann, however, some showers will develop near west and north coasts. Temperatures will reach lows of 11 to 13 degrees.
Drying conditions are likely to be moderate or good over the weekend, with the majority of land trafficable for the week ahead.
Meanwhile, spraying conditions will be generally good over the weekend and the early days of next week, with a blight warning from Met Eireann in place for Connacht, north Leinster and Ulster until today, Friday.
Tomorrow, Saturday, will bring a good deal of dry weather with sunny spells, according to Met Eireann.
A few scattered showers will affect the west and north of the country as temperatures vary between 16 and 20 degrees with moderate westerly breezes.
Current indications for Sunday suggest that it will be a warm and dry day with good sunny spells, with highest temperatures of between 20 to 22 degrees.
Monday and Tuesday
Monday will be dry with good sunshine, with Met Eireann forecasting highs of 20 to 23 degrees.
It will be very warm and humid on Tuesday with highest temperatures of 21 to 25 degrees.
It will be mainly dry, however, it looks like rain will move in from the west in the evening and early part of the night.
Current indications from Met Eireann suggest that Wednesday and Thursday next will be mostly cloudy with a danger of rain at times. Temperatures will drop back to the mid to high teens.