Met Éireann said most parts of the country will see plenty of sunshine this weekend, with temperatures reaching as high as 20 degrees in places.
Clouds will cross all provinces in the morning on Saturday and Sunday but are expected to give way to long spells of bright sunshine by the afternoon.
The east of the country will see the best sunshine, however scattered showers may roll in from the Irish Sea on Saturday night.
Sunday is expected to be the warmest and sunniest day of the weekend but Met Éireann said western counties could be hit by some showers in the afternoon.
This morning will start out rather cloudy for many areas with some showers in the northwest. Met Éireann said there will be some lightening in the east of the country and any persistent afternoon showers will die out. Sunny periods develop during the day with maximum temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees.
Tonight clear spells will develop in many eastern parts of the country but remain cloudy in the west. The westerly winds ease at night, allowing patches of haze and fog to form, mainly in the south, with overnight temperatures as low as 5 to 9 degrees.
Any wisps of fog will dissipate quickly on Saturday morning, but it will remain mostly cloudy early in the day. However, Met Éireann said some sunny intervals will develop in the afternoon and highs will reach 16 to 19 degrees.
On Saturday evening there will be long clear periods with some patches of fog forming in light breezes. A few isolated showers may pour in from the Irish Sea to hit some eastern counties with temperatures as low as 5 to 8 degrees.
Met Éireann said Sunday will be one of the warmest days of the year so far, with long warm rays of sunshine and only a slim chance of a few showers developing in the west by the afternoon. In general, maximum temperatures of 17 to 20 degrees are forecast, cooler on the coasts.
Sunday night will be mostly dry early with clear spells and lows of 9 to 12 degrees. In the southwest, however, it will rain before sunrise on Monday.
Rain in the southwest will spread quickly north across the country on Monday, becoming heavy in places with a chance of some thunderstorms. Met Éireann said drier and brighter conditions will spread from the south later in the day. It will be a muggy day with maximum temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees
On Monday night it will be dry for a while, but later another rain shower will move in from the south and it will be quite stormy, with lows of 9 to 12 degrees.
Met Éireann said Tuesday will be wet, with rain falling from the south. During the day, the rain reaches all parts of the country with stormy southerly winds and maximum temperatures of 16 to 19 degrees.
“The first signs for Wednesday are that it will be quite restless with rain, which may at times move heavily across the country with stormy and gusty southerly winds. Temperatures remain in the mid-teens,” Met Éireann said.
https://www.independent.ie/weather/temperatures-to-hit-20-degrees-this-weekend-and-met-eireann-predicts-the-sunny-spots-41645387.html Temperatures will hit 20 degrees this weekend – and Met Éireann predicts the sunny spots