Today: It will continue to be dry and warm with just the odd shower in the north, according to Met Éireann. Sunshine will turn more hazy in the afternoon. Top temperatures will reach 20 to 24 degrees in light southeasterly breezes.
Tonight: Outbreaks of rain and drizzle will arrive into the southwest of the country overnight. The national meteorological service predicts that the rain will be turning heavy and persistent by morning, however, elsewhere should see a good deal of dry weather.
Some mist and fog patches are possible under light southeast breezes. Lowest temperatures overnight will generally range between 13 to 15 degrees Celsius.
Saturday: A dry and bright start is forecast in the east but cloudy conditions with outbreaks of showery rain in Munster and Connacht will gradually extend eastwards during the day.
The rain will break up into scattered showers throughout the afternoon, but a few of the showers are predicted to be heavy, with a risk of thunder in Ulster. Still warm, with highs of 18 to 22 degrees.
Showery rain over the eastern half of the country will gradually clear in most places overnight with the exception of some northern coasts, according to Met Éireann. Lows of 13 or 14 Celsius with light southeast breezes.
Sunday: Showery rain or showers are forecast on Sunday. The heaviest and most persistent precipitation with the risk of thunder will be in the west and southwest. There are some brighter and drier conditions predicted also. Highest afternoon temperatures will generally range between 19 and 23 degrees Celsius.
Monday: A fairly dry start to the day in the east of the country but showers in the west will become widespread by afternoon. Many of the showers will be heavy with the risk of thunder. Highs 18 to 21 degrees with moderate southwest breezes.