Today will be a mostly dry day with sunshine and maximum temperatures of 17C, Met Éireann has forecast.
The national forecaster said it will remain mainly dry and settle into the weekend and early next week before the Atlantic breaks through.
Cloudy conditions and scattered showers in the north this morning will turn to long spells of sunshine throughout the day.
There is only a chance of a few light showers continuing in Ulster in the afternoon and evening with highs between 14C and 17C with a moderate northerly breeze.
Tonight will be dry and fairly chilly with lows of 3C to 7C with patches of fog and mist forming under very light variable or northwesterly breezes.
On Saturday morning fog and mist patches will gradually clear to give a mostly dry day with a good amount of cloud and some bright or sunny intervals.
Most areas will be dry overnight with some patches of fog or mist. Clouds will thicken from the north, bringing spotty rain or drizzle overnight with lowest temperatures between 4C and 8C in northern counties.
Sunday will bring intermittent light rain or drizzle across the northern half of the country. It gets drier further south.
Later in the day some bright or sunny spells will develop in many areas with highs between 14C and 17C with light variable or northwesterly breezes.
It will be mostly dry and cloudy with milder overnight lows of 8C to 12C, slightly cooler where clear spells will develop.
Monday remains mostly dry with refreshing south-west winds and highs between 14°C and 17°C. Temperatures drop to around 11°C to 13°C overnight.
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