Met Eireann has said Ireland is set for soaring temperatures with a lot more sunshine from this Thursday.
The weather is set to get even better thanks to a high pressure zone from the Azores which is expected to settle over the country for several days from mid-week.
While we may have the odd shower up until Wednesday, Thursday is set to begin a settled spell of barbeque and ice-cream weather.
The best of the sunshine is likely from Thursday, although it will be increasingly warm and humid from tomorrow night, particularly on the east coast.
Met Éireann said it will feel much warmer as this week progresses, although Atlantic counties will see a risk of rain showers.
“It will be warm and humid, with top temperatures of 17C to 23C.
“Thursday will be warm, humid and breezy with scattered outbreaks of rain and drizzle. It will be somewhat drier and brighter across the eastern half of the country.
“Friday will brighten with sunny spells into the afternoon, after a mostly cloudy start though it will feel a little fresher with highest temperatures ranging 15C to 21C.”
Met Éireann said next weekend could see further dry and bright conditions.