Today: Dry in most areas today with sunny spells developing, with the best in the east of the country according to Met Éireann. It will be cloudier in some Atlantic coastal counties and along parts of the south coast with a little patchy drizzle and mist. Warm and humid, with highs of 20 to 25 Celsius, but slightly cooler in the coastal fringes of the west and south.
It is forecast to be dry in most places tonight apart from a little patchy mist and drizzle along western and southern coasts and about high ground. Light to moderate southerly breezes will continue fresh to strong at times along west and northwest coasts. Another humid night, with a minimum of 14 to 17 Celsius.
Tuesday: Another warm and mostly dry day is predicted with just patchy morning mist and drizzle affecting Munster and south Leinster. The meteorological service said that sunny spells will develop quite widely into the afternoon, with the lengthiest spells expected in parts of Ulster and north Leinster. Top temperatures will range 20 to 26 degrees Celsius.
Showers will spread from up from the southeast on Tuesday evening and night, bringing the threat of a few thundery downpours in the east and north. Meanwhile, outbreaks of rain will push in off the Atlantic to affect the southwest and west. Lowest temperatures will be around 14 to 17 degrees in mainly light to moderate southerly or south-easterly breezes.
Wednesday: Met Éireann predicts occasional bright or sunny breaks, but mostly cloudy overall with scattered light rain showers, which will be most prevalent in parts of Connacht and Munster. It will be a little cooler than the preceding days with highs of 19 to 22 degrees.
Showery outbreaks of rain look likely to spread up over the country from the south on Wednesday night, accompanied by moderate to fresh and gusty southeasterly winds, which will increase along southern and western coasts. Lows of 14 to 16 degrees.
Thursday: Further spells of rain look likely during the first half of the day, with potentially heavy downpours over the western half of the country, bringing a risk of spot flooding.
Current indications suggest the rain will ease from around mid-afternoon as winds start to veer south to southwest. Top temperatures 19 to 22 degrees Celsius.
Friday: The forecast is for sunny spells and scattered showers. Cloud increasing in the west and southwest by evening. Top temperatures 17 to 21 degrees in light to moderate south-westerly winds.