Mostly dry, warm, humid weather is expected over the next few days, according to Met Eireann.
While today (Monday) and tomorrow (Tuesday) will be mixed with some patchy rain and cloud; dry, settled conditions are expected thereafter.
As a result, rainfall values are expected to be well below normal for the majority of the country.
Tuesday to Thursday will be the most favourable drying period this week.
It will be mild and cloudy today, with isolated showers expected to break out during the afternoon. Highest temperatures of between 16° and 20° are forecast.
Some dry periods are expected early tonight. However, damp and misty conditions in the southwest will gradually spread northeastwards overnight.
Overnight temperatures will range from 7° to 8° in northern areas, and from 11° to 12° in the southwest.
Very mild and humid conditions are forecast on Tuesday. Patchy rain in the morning will make way for drier, sunnier spells in the afternoon.
Temperatures of between 17° and 21° are anticipated; the highest being in the south and east of the country.
Met Eireann predicts mainly dry and warm conditions through until Friday. A cloudy start to Wednesday will break in the afternoon, with sunny spells developing and good sunshine expected on Thursday.
Temperatures, due to south to southeasterly winds, will gradually rise during the week; with the temperature expected in the low 20s on Wednesday and in the low to mid 20s on Thursday and Friday.
Indications suggest potentially unsettled weather developing for the weekend ahead. Met Eireann has warned of a risk of rain in western and southwestern parts on Friday, and winds to freshen from Sunday onward.