Spring will be fast forwarding into summer this weekend as Ireland looks set to bask in 20C temperatures and several days of sunshine.
Beautiful weather is on the way for Friday and Saturday in Donegal, so get the garden furniture dusted off and the beach blankets out!
A warm African air plume will reach Ireland to bring temperatures up to 20C in parts. While much of Donegal is enjoying a bright and sunny morning today, the good weather will be here in earnest from Thursday.
Forecasters have guaranteed the sunshine is coming to all areas of the country. The highest temperatures are due over the east and south of Ireland, but by Saturday there should be hot and humid conditions everywhere.
We’ll have to enjoy the sunny spell while it lasts, as the heat is expected to cause thundery downpours on Saturday, before a rainy start to Sunday. The week has been forecast to end with dry and occasionally sunny conditions.