The summer starts this weekend according to Met Eireann.
The national weather forecaster has predicted that temperatures are finally set to climb later this week with the north-west set for high teens or even 20C this weekend.
The long-range forecast is predicting settled and warmer weather for much of June.
And with outdoor dining set to begin in early June, Donegal is set to be dining al fresco.
Earlier today a total of 14 Donegal beaches were given Blue Flag status which means our beaches will be buzzing once more.
The following is Met Eireann’s forecast for Friday, Saturday and Sunday for Ulster which shows plenty of sunny spells and temperatures of up to 19 degrees.
Get the barbeques ready!
FRIDAY: Good dry spells with some sunshine across the western half of the country, cloudier further east with outbreaks of rain and drizzle lingering in some parts through the day. Highest temperatures of 14 to 18 degrees with light winds. Some outbreaks of rain continuing overnight, with mostly dry weather and clear spells in the west. Some mist and fog may form where skies are clear. Overnight lows of 7 to 10 degrees.
SATURDAY: Saturday will have good dry periods and sunny spells, however scattered showers will develop during the day. Highest temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees with light southerly breezes. Becoming mostly dry and clear overnight.
SUNDAY: Early indications suggest Sunday will have dry and sunny spells in many areas with a few showers around during the day. Highest temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees.