Dry and warm this weekend with weather set to turn next week
The fine weather is to continue over the weekend, according to Met Eireann, but it will turn unsettled again next week.
Farmers across the country have been basking in summer sunshine with temperatures in the late teens and early 20s driving strong grass and crop growth in recent days.
According to Met Eireann, today (Friday) will be mostly dry and sunny.
However, it warns that cloud will build across the north and east later, as isolated heavy showers feed down in the flow.
It will be very mild or warm, with highest temperatures of 19 to 22 or 23 degrees for most areas.
Met Eireann says most areas will be dry tomorrow Saturday in just light variable breezes. A mix of cloud and sunny spells to begin; sunnier skies gradually feeding down from the north later.
A few heavy showers may break out in the southwest during the evening. Not as warm as recent days but still mild in sunshine for the midlands, south and west.
Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees Celsius in these areas. However it will be cooler again along northern and eastern parts, with values of 12 to 15 degrees Celsius.
Sunday will see a cool start in parts. However, it will hold dry with sunny spells and just light variable breezes.
Met Eireann says it will be cool for north and east coasts with onshore breezes; afternoon temperatures will range 12 to 14 degrees Celsius. Milder elsewhere and pleasant in sunshine, with highs of 15 to 18 or 19 degrees Celsius.
Latest forecasts suggest that it will be generally dry and settled until Monday night, but becoming more unsettled thereafter as an Atlantic regime takes hold.
Met Eireann says Monday will be a milder day generally with temperatures ranging 16 to 20 degrees, mildest across the south midlands – light variable breezes all the while.
However, Tuesday will see a damp start with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle, mist and low cloud too.
Brighter fresher weather will develop in the afternoon, but a few well scattered showers will develop too, in moderate northwest breezes.
Temperatures will fall back along Atlantic coasts, according to Met Eireann but still feeling reasonably mild across the midlands, south and east.